05.24.17

Senator David Perdue On Historic Arrival Of Global Hawk At Robins Air Force Base

WARNER ROBINS, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, commented on the historic arrival of the RQ-4 Global Hawk to Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia:

“Robins is the first Air Force Air Logistics Complex to receive the Global Hawk aircraft. This state-of-the-art remotely piloted aircraft is a critical weapon in the arsenal of combatant commanders around the world. I’m glad to see the potential for additional mission sets are being investigated at Robins. I’m extremely proud of the hard work of everyone at Robins in preparing for this new opportunity. Georgia continues to be a leading contributor to our national security, building on our state’s long and proud military tradition.”

Background: The RQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft system with an integrated sensor suite that provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability worldwide. The Global Hawk's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of ISR collection capability to support joint combatant forces in worldwide peacetime, contingency and wartime operations.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.