Global Hawk Arrives For Australian Air Show

  • Feb 22, 2015 4:57am GMT

The U.S. Air Force unmanned aircraft system RQ-4 Global Hawk flew to the Australian International Air Show at Avalon Air Port yesterday. This is the first time the aircraft has flown in for display at an international air show and the first time it has been operated from a commercial airport in Australia. It left Anderson Air Force Base in Guam for the 5,700-kilometer trip and will be on static display at the show until at least the middle of the week. Chief of the Royal Australian Air Force, Air Marshal Geoff Brown marked the event today in a press conference in Melbourne. See the Global Hawk land and watch his remarks in the Northrop Grumman video below.

Avalon 2015 is billed as the essential aviation, aerospace and defence showcase for Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, it begins Tuesday. It is both an industry trade show and a public airshow. The Australian International Airshow 2015 starts Friday and runs through the weekend paying tribute to Anzac and the heroes of military aviation. Organizers have sourced a large number of historic warbirds as well as the latest military jet fighters and attack helicopters from around the world. Watch the Royal Australian Air Force preview in the second video below as well as their coverage of the Global Hawk landing in the third.