This Man Flies The USAF's 16-Ton Drone With The Click Of A Mouse

Foxtrot Alpha ventured to Edwards AFB late last spring to catch up with the RQ-4 Global Hawk test team to see how the program was progressing. While there, we also got a unique first-hand account of what it is like to 'fly' an aircraft that essentially flies itself. » 9/05/14 12:00pm 9/05/14 12:00pm

The Navy Has The Ultimate MH370 Search Tool, It's Just Not Operational

While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. » 3/18/14 4:00pm 3/18/14 4:00pm

A Cold War Spy Plane Just Killed Its Robot Drone Replacement

The Lockheed U-2 was designed to keep tabs on the Soviet Union over half a century ago. The RQ-4 Global Hawk drone was designed to replace this 50s antique. But how strange you are, fate! The U-2's replacing its successor. » 1/25/12 3:15pm 1/25/12 3:15pm

Those Air Force Drones Are Bigger Than You Think They Are

I keep forgetting about how damn huge some drones are. Most people think they are tiny, like toy planes. As this photo of a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk shows, they are actually big. Big as in pretty damn huge. » 1/18/12 9:45am 1/18/12 9:45am