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Northrop Grumman delivers 2 drones to Air Force

January 9, 2013

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — Northrop Grumman Corp. has delivered 2 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to the U.S. Air Force earlier than expected.

Company officials told The Mississippi Press (http://bit.ly/XjD506 ) both aircraft were delivered ahead of schedule in late November.

Northrop Grumman builds fuselages for the Global Hawks and other aircraft at its 70-employee Unmanned Systems Center at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point.

In 2012, 3 new Global Hawks were delivered to the Air Force, and 5 previously delivered aircraft completed installation of additional sensors that will allow them to gather multiple types of intelligence data during a single mission.

A total of 37 Global Hawks have been delivered so far.

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Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com

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