The German air force's first Euro Hawk remotely piloted aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight, June 29, 2010. The aircraft took off from Northrop Grumman's manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif., climbed to 32,000 feet, and flew for nearly two hours before touching down at Edwards AFB, Calif. Northrop is teamed with European industry partner EADS to supply Euro Hawk, which is based on Northrop's RQ-4 Global Hawk Block 20 airframe. Here, the Euro Hawk at takeoff.
Northrop Grumman photo
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