Polar Hawk Unmanned Aircraft into Arctic skies
Images credit: Northrop Grumman
Global Hawk successfully completed a record 33 hour flight at altitudes up to 60,000 feet in 2008.
“The new “Polar Hawk” drone variant will be designed to stay aloft for long periods of time in harsh weather conditions over vast expanses of the Earth’s surface monitoring land, ice, littoral and open water environments throughout the Arctic,” according to a statement by Northrup Grumman.
source Northrop Grumman
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