Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead signed a memorandum of agreement on June 12, 2010, for their two services to cooperate closely on their respective Global Hawk and Broad Area Maritime Surveillance fleets, Air Force officials announced July 1, 2010. Under the terms, the Air Force and Navy will maximize commonality, eliminate redundant effort, and increase interoperability between Global Hawk and BAMS, both of which are based on Northrop Grumman's Global Hawk air vehicle. Here airmen tow an Air Force Global Hawk at an undisclosed air base in Southwest Asia after the aircraft returned from a mission over Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2009.
Air Force photo by TSgt. Charles Larkin
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