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Weekly Alert -- August 19, 2014

We've got big news on Global Hawk, an eyewitness account of X-47B testing and more. Read the Alert

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Air Force Satisfies Global Hawk Requirement With Final Block 30 Order

The Air Force has put Northrop Grumman on contract for one final order of remotely piloted RQ-4B aircraft, bringing the service a step closer to satisfying its total requirement and ending Global Hawk production.

Navy Demonstrates X-47B Integrated Flight Operations Aboard CVN-71

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) -- The Navy on Sunday held its first demonstration of carrier-based integrated flight operations involving manned and unmanned aircraft, with the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System-Demonstrator's most recent detachment aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt.

Lockheed Touts Unmanned Air, Ground Vehicle Teaming Test

Lockheed Martin is touting its simulation of a fully autonomous mission using an unmanned helicopter and unmanned ground vehicle.

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