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RQ-4A Global Hawk (Tier II+ HAE UAV)

Primary function high-altitude, long-endurance ISR
Contractor Northrop Grumman (Prime), Raytheon, L3 Comm
Power Plant Rolls Royce-North American F137-RR-100 turbofan engine
Thrust 7,600 pounds
Wingspan 130.9 feet (39.8 meters)
Length 47.6 feet (14.5 meters)
Height 15.3 feet (4.7 meters)
Weight 14,950 pounds (6,781 kilograms)
Maximum takeoff weight 32,250 pounds (14628 kilograms)
Fuel Capacity 17,300 pounds (7847 kilograms)
Payload 3,000 pounds (1,360 kilograms)
Speed 310 knots (357 mph)
Range 12,300 nautical miles
Endurance more than 34 hours
Ceiling 60,000 feet (18,288 meters)
Armament None
Crew (remote) three (LRE pilot, MCE pilot, and sensor operator)
Sensors [Maritime Demonstration]
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) 1.0/0.3 M Resolution (WAS/Spot)
GMTI Radar MDV 4.0 knots
Maritime Search (MS) Radar 15,000 sq. km/Min
Maritime Target Acquisition (MTA) Radar Cue for ISAR
ISAR Radar 3 Resolutions
Electro-Optical NIIRS 6.0/6.5 (WAS/Spot)
Infrared NIIRS 5.0/5.5 (WAS/Spot)
Multi-Function Electronic Support (ES) LR-100 (RWR, ESM, ELINT)
Communications [Maritime Demonstration]
Ku SATCOM Datalink 1.5, 8.67, 20, 30, 40, 47.9 Mbps
Dual Band CDL LOS (X, Ku) 274 Mbps
UHF SATCOM/LOS Command and Control
INMARSAT Command and Control
Initial operating capability 2011 (Block 30); 2015 (Block 40)
Inventory active force, 33 (three more Block 30s purchased, to be fielded in 2017) (Current as of October 2014)



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