The German Military Unveils Its New Super Drone

Looking to expand its electronic surveillance capabilities, Germany has unveiled its new ‘Euro Hawk’ super drone.

A joint venture between EADS and Northrop Grumman, the monster UAV weighs 15 tons, has a wingspan of 120 feet, and is capable of flying non-stop for 15,000 miles over 30 hours.

A big step up from the country’s current reconnaissance fleet of 1972 twin-turbo prop planes, the drone is built around the U.S. RQ-4B Global Hawk platform and cost more than $1.6 billion to develop.

Euro Hawk

Photo: defence Daily

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