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June 01, 2005

Vought Completes Tests on First Enhanced Wing For Next Global Hawk


'Vought Aircraft Industries announced Monday that it has successfully tested to 100 percent limit load its first enhanced wing for the U.S. Air Force's new RQ-4B Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle (UAV) produced by Northrop Grumman.
This testing, which is similar to ones conducted previously on the RQ-4A configuration, is designed to simulate forces experienced due to specific gust load winds during a mission.

The enhanced wing is one of a number of system improvements prime contractor Northrop Grumman is making to Global Hawk to accommodate an increased payload carrying capability while maintaining current platform performance specifications.'

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