RQ-4 Global Hawk operates eyes in sky
By Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo, 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 28, 2015
MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan --
Several R-Q4 Global Hawks and approximately 40 support and operations personnel are deployed to Misawa Air Base for the aircraft's second rotation here.
The Global Hawk supports U.S. intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions and contingency operations throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is scheduled to operate here through December.
In theater, the Global Hawk can provide near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in a multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011.