Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella: US Global Hawks to Stay At Japan Air Force Base Through October

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droneThe U.S. Air Force has transported two Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aerial vehicles to Japan in a move to maintain regional stability in Asia Pacific, the Associated Press reported Friday.

Lt. Gen. Sam Angelella, commander of U.S. forces in Japan, has confirmed that the RQ-4 Global Hawks will remain on the Misawa Air Base northeast of Tokyo until October, according to the AP.

RT News reports the drones are scheduled to begin operations in the Asia-Pacific region in June.

Drone pilots conducted a tour at the Misawa base to exhibit the drones’ functions and Air Force officials illustrated Global Hawk’s surveillance systems by using graphic images, Star and Stripes reports.

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