Taiwan’s military intends to purchase the U.S. Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft (Figure)
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BEIJING, Oct. 11, according to Taiwan’s” China Times “reported that the U.S. military stationed in Guam in September officially” Global Hawk “(RQ-4GlobalHawk) unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, and then came Japan plans to purchase three UAVs with money. Taiwan’s senior military has revealed that the Air Force conducting an internal assessment of operations, prepared to make the United States, “Global Hawk” reconnaissance aircraft procurement requirements, the future and with the F-16C/D fighters the same column of the Air Force military procurement preferences.
It is reported that Taiwan’s military said if they can get, “Global Hawk” surveillance aircraft, unmanned vehicles unless they need more pilots flying without safety concerns, its high-altitude penetration and long with endurance flight capability, can be more in-depth “behind enemy lines” to complete the task of surveillance photos, plus machine according to real-time detection on the transmission capacity, will significantly enhance real-time surveillance intelligence to grasp the quality of the photos, the lack of satellite capacity to make up for Taiwan.
reported that, despite the “Global Hawk” cost per aircraft of up to ten billion Taiwan dollars, but the Air Force high-level view, this plane’s performance is quite excellent, in line with the Air Force’s needs, whether the U.S. will would not agree, procurement requirements will be made to the United States, side by side in the U.S. purchase preferences.
report said, Taiwan has developed “in Cheung II” and “days of Falcon II” unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, while also flying with real-time video surveillance and patrol day and night capability, and have electronic anti-interference ability and other characteristics, but stayed in the air for only 6-8 hours, with an altitude of 15,000 feet only to, and the “Global Hawk” can be aloft for 30 hours, compared to flying 65,000 feet, or somewhat less, only suitable for small-theater tactical reconnaissance photos for use.
learned that the “Global Hawk” because of endurance for a long time, one day you can detect according to one hundred thousand square km area of ??land, coupled with high-performance with electro-optical cameras, infrared cameras and synthetic aperture radar, reconnaissance accuracy up to 30 cm, than the existing surveillance spy satellites is much higher than twice the precision and high sensitivity monitor communications function, you can get the latest intelligence back to the ground receiving station, there to make up the time difference between satellite reconnaissance photos problem.