The incredible Global Hawk

Yesterday in Moss Point, Mississippi, Northrup Grumman officials briefed employees and community leaders on the capabilities of the company’s incredible Global Hawk, a “high altitude long endurance unmanned aerial reconnaissance vehicle” built in Moss Point.  With the ability to fly as low as 500 feet and as high as 60,000 feet for 18 hours at a time, the Global Hawk has many military and non-military uses.  For example, with all eyes to south toward Hurricane Gustav, the Global Hawk could be used to assist emergency workers if the hurricane threatened the Gulf Coast.

George Freeland, director of the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, said locating the plant in Moss Point in 2001 “shows confidence in the economic development direction in Jackson County.”

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