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State Dept Clears Japan’s $1B Northrop Global Hawk Request

RQ-4-Global-HawkThe State Department has cleared Japan’s request to buy $1.2 billion in Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles and parts from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement.

Japan asked to buy three RQ-4 Block 30 I Global Hawk aircraft, eight Kearfott GPS units and eight LN-251 GPS units, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday.

The sale will also include sensor and aircraft test equipment, ground support, operational flight test service, communications tool, spare and repair parts, training, publications and technical data services.

DSCA said Japan seeks to bolster its nation’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance posture.

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