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Global Hawk

Operational and Program Update

Edward Walby Director Global Hawk Business Development
June 2011
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Value of High Altitude, Long Endurance
High Altitude
Clear of Weather Clear of Commercial Traffic Better Sensor Coverage

Longer Range/Persistence

2-4 x farther than other ISR aircraft 2-4 x longer on station

Larger Payload

Reduced Risk
EO IR SAR CCD

More Sensors – 40% more
COMINT ELINT Spec Sig MTI
RC-135 Joint STARS U-2 (SYERS)

Enemy Air Defenses Physiological Factors

U-2 (ASARS)
Predator Reaper MC-12W GH/Block 30

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Significant Historical Events
Sigonella Block 30 Flights Supporting Odyssey Dawn and United Protector Guam Block 30 Flights Supporting Japan Relief First Block 20 Mission NASA Science Missions Haiti Earthquake Missions Euro Hawk 1st Flight First Block 40 Flight Block 40 RTIP Radar System Performance Verification (RSLPV) Complete 30,000 Flight Hours GH/U2 OA ASIP Complete (on U2) First Block 30M Flight (with ASIP) 33 Hour Endurance Flight (with payload) First Block 20 Flight

Deployed to Global War on Terrorism (ACTD & Block 10s) USAF Begins Block 10 Development and Low Rate Production GH Australian Demo (ACTD) DARPA picks Northrop Grumman as Lead for Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (ACTD) GH First Rollout GH First Flight (ACTD)

Guam and Sigonella Standup

Standup CENTCOM Forward Operating Location (FOL) and Beale AFB Main Operating Base (MOB) First RQ4 to USN First Block 10 Flight

Block 20 and 30 IOT&E

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Global Hawk - Global ISR Operations !

“March Madness”

1 Mar – 14 Apr CENTCOM
OCO

Odyssey Dawn Unified Protector
Block 30 14/14 100.0% ME* 335.5 hours

AFRICOM

Block 10 38/42 90.5% ME* BAMS-D 11/11 100.0% ME* Block 20 Com Relay 23/25 92.0% ME* 1,614.6 hours

Operation TOMODACHI
Block 30 19/22 86.4% ME* 480.8 hours

PACOM

• 1st UAS to fly into NBC Environment (1st Japan mission overhead in less than 2 days) • 1st UAS to be decontaminated from a NBC environment • 1st Full cross-cue of MTI to EO/IR to Positive ID on single UAS for a “kill” • 1st UAS used with Coalition in Libya, penetrating/overflying strategic SAM threats • 1st On-Station Swap of Global Hawks to maximize Time-On-Station (continuous coverage) • Block 10 aircraft P-1 flew 19 Missions in March (378.6 combat hours), a new record • Flew most total RQ-4 sorties for one month in March - 119 missions for 2134 hours • Longest Operational Mission - 29.9 hours duration • In one week in March, Global Hawks averaged 99 hours/day in Operational Use

In Simulated Combat 19 sorties were flown in 41 days (IOT&E) with only 57% ME In Real Operations 114 sorties were flown in 45 (and counting) with a 92.1% ME
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* ME – Mission Effectiveness (sorties flown/scheduled)

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Overview
Warfighter needs outpacing Acquisition timetable
Block 10
35,000+ combat hours Outpacing planned flying hours and spares -Troops in Contact - Counter IED - Planned Raids - Cues other ISR aircraft

Navy BAMS-D
Providing 51% of all Maritime ISR

Block 20
Rushed to Theater Critical battlefield communication relay

With BAMS-D

With BAMS-UAS

Block 30
No Notice Operational Missions Effectiveness nearly twice that of testing

Block 40
Only new Wide Area MTI Aircraft Mitigates CENTCOM MTI shortfall

3,800+ flights … 58,000+ hours … 77% in combat … all before IOC
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HALE Enterprise Inventories
BLOCK 40

MP-RTIP AESA Radar 11Aircraft 1 Aircraft delivered

NATO-AGS

OTS Block 40 with MP-RTIP 6 Aircraft to be produced

BLOCK 30
(MULTI-INT)

EO/IR/Radar/MTI/SIGINT 26 Aircraft + 16 Reserve 12 Aircraft delivered

BAMS

Maritime AESA Radar/EO/IR ESM/AIS 68 Aircraft to be produced

BLOCK 20

EO/IR/Radar/MTI with EISS 6 Aircraft 6 Aircraft delivered

Euro Hawk

German SIGINT payload Initial Aircraft to be deployed 4 Aircraft to be produced

BLOCK 10

EO/IR/Radar/MTI with ISS 7 Aircraft (Transferred) 9 Aircraft delivered

NAVY

EO/IR/Radar/MTI 2 Aircraft 3 additional aircraft from USAF
NASA

BLOCK 0
(ACTD)

EO/IR/Radar/MTI 7 Aircraft delivered 3 Aircraft transferred to NASA

Environmental Research 3 Aircraft transferred to NASA

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FY11 Milestones
- The Year of the Global Hawk Enterprise
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC OCT NOV DEC JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP
Block 20/30 IOT&E First Flight Block 20/30 IOT&E Complete Block 20/30 Declare IOC IOT&E Reports

1st Ops Sortie PACOM Guam 1st Flight Sigonella 1st Flight

Japan HDR
3 Jets at Sigonella 1st Global Hawk to Grand Forks

3 Jets at Guam

Block 30 in CENTCOM

EuroHawk Ferry to Germany

1st Production ASIP Block 30M Deploys

3 Block 40 in Grand Forks

Odyssey Dawn

1st

Block 40 Sensor Flight
1st Block 40 to Grand Forks 2 MCEs to Grand Forks

SAR Pod Flights

1st BAMS Aircraft at Palmdale

Block 10 to USN and NASA

KQ-X Flights NATO AGS Begin Award

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US CENTCOM - Block 10, BAMS-D and Block 20
• Block 10
− − 34,000 hours and 1,700 sorties since Jan 2006 – 6.5 sorties per week average Support for − Troops in contact − Counter-IED − Raids and other operations

• Navy BAMS-D
− − Provides 51% of all maritime ISR data Navy accepted 3 USAF Block 10s after Block 30s deployed

• Block 20 Communications Relay
– – Allows Close Air Support Pilots to connect with Ground Forces up to 10 times sooner – at 300 miles away rather than 30 miles – result: more accurate and safer firepower when needed. Lt Gen Stephen Mueller, Vice Commander, USAFE: Block 20 Com Relay is a “game changer”

US Army Officer deployed with U.S. troops in Afghanistan “No movement until Global Hawk leads the way”
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US PACOM

- Forefront of Humanitarian Response

• Feb ‟11 -- Search and Rescue support for five missing American sailors
• Mar „11 – Japanese Humanitarian Support
– Gen Gary North, PACAF Commander: "The

18 sorties tasked, 16 effective

Global Hawk is an ideal ISR asset to aid in disaster relief. It directly complements ongoing efforts in the region and represents how advanced technology can provide crucial and timely support to senior officials and search, recovery and disaster relief efforts.“ – First ever on-station replacement over Japan … Enables 24/7 Operations over the target area…an unblinking eye – First RPA to operate in an NBC environment

1,500 nautical miles 15 hours on station
(longer possible)

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Global Hawk Block 30
Mar 16 Mar 17

- Representative Flight Ops in Support of ODYSSEY DAWN
Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 23

Mar 24

Mar 25

Mar 26

Mar 27

Mar 28

Mar 29

Mar 30

Mar 31

Apr 1

Apr 2

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Global Hawk Block 30
Mar 13 Mar 14

- Representative Flight Ops in Support of Japan HDR
Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18

Mar 19

Mar 20

Mar 21

Mar 22

Mar 23

Mar 24

Mar 25

Mar 26

Mar 27

Mar 28

Mar 29

Mar 30

Mar 31

Apr 1

Apr 2

Apr 3

Apr 4

Apr 5

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Air-Ground Radar Dominance…
Any Weather – day or night

Monitoring Key Infrastructure Imaging Hostile Locations Support for Future Operations Detecting Dismounted Forces Tracking Mounted Forces

Support for Current Operations
Aiding Target Classification

Providing Complex Imagery

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Global Hawk Block 40
- Critical capability
• All-weather, persistent ground surveillance
– Mitigates US CENTCOM‟s #1 ISR shortfall – CENTCOM JUONS 0302 for MTI capability – Monitors an area 30% larger than existing Wide Area Surveillance MTI aircraft – Faster MTI scan than Joint STARS, Block 30 MTI or U-2 MTI radar modes – Detects mounted and dismounted forces – Medium resolution SAR spot imagery has 0.5 meter resolution – roads, bridges, fighting positions, buildings, fielded forces – Only radar with Concurrent SAR and MTI

AF18 with 1st Production Sensor 1 Dec 2010
GMTI
Probability Detection (Pd) MDV at minimal speed CEP50 at Spec Range @ Broadside

Nov 2010 Regression
BLUE GREEN BLUE

Spot - SAR
IPR - Medium Resolution IPR - High Resolution Target Location Accuracy (TLA)

Nov 2010 Regression
GREEN GREEN BLUE

Swath - SAR
IPR - Coarse Resolution IPR - Medium Resolution IPR - High Resolution Target Location Accuracy (TLA)

Nov 2010 Regression
GREEN GREEN GREEN BLUE

MQ-1C

JSTARS

GH Block 40

Concurrent
CSAR IPR - Medium-A Resolution CSAR IPR - High Resolution CSAR Target Location Accuracy (TLA) CMTI Probability Detection (Pd) CMTI MDV at minimal speed CMTI CEP50 at Spec Range @ Broadside

Nov 2010 RSLPV
GREEN GREEN GREEN GREEN GREEN GREEN

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Global Hawk Block 40

- Flight Testing Getting Higher Priority
Air Vehicle Regression Testing with Operational Software Completed • Enables approval for flight to GFAFB • Allowed installation of 1st Production MP-RTIP for Flight Test

First Sensor Flight Planned for June
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NATO AGS

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NATO AGS Missions

- Ground Truth for Leaders
Conceptual Drawing

Refugees

Maritime Surveillance

Key Infrastructure

Humanitarian Support Border Security Belligerent Forces Damage Assessment Search and Rescue

Dismounted Forces

Civilian Traffic

NATO Forces

Real time situational awareness … to protect civilians…to protect NATO forces To Truth for Coalition Operations Ground hold belligerents at risk 17
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Euro Hawk

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NASA GRIP Hurricane Tracking Mission
- Genesis and Rapid Intensification Process

NASA Dryden Edwards AFB

Hurricane Earl Sept 1-2

Tropical Depression Frank Aug 28

Tropical Disturbance AL 92 Sept 12-13

Hurricane Karl Sept 16-17 Tropical Storm Matthew Sept 23-24
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Photo Illustration

NASA

- Future Growth and Missions

ATTREX Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment

Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel

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Portable Ground Station Suite

UAV SAR

Photo Illustration

DARPA KQ-X Program

- Cutting Edge of Technology

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HALE Programs Summary
Highlights
• Block 30 jets supporting all COCOMs • Excellent support in Japan/Libya • Block 20 called “Game Changer”• USAF request for 2 systems nd MOB at Grand Forks stood up • 2 • Block 20 delivered • Block 40s deploy this summer • Block 30M flights underway • Block 40 sensor first flight ready • Excellent progress executing affordability initiatives

Look Ahead
• • • • • • • Full Rate Production decision Initial Operational Capability (IOC) declared Block 30M deployment Block 20 missions transferred to Grand Forks UAS Air to Air refueling International interests continue Continued focus on affordability initiatives across development, production, sustainment

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Questions

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