Global Hawk arrives at Yokota

by Yasuo Osakabe
Yokota Air Base

An RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011.

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