Global Hawk's first flight
The RQ-4 Global Hawk prepares to taxi down the flight line for its first flight at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 7, 2010. This is its first take-off since its arrival ceremony and it's the only permanently stationed aircraft on Andersen. The Global Hawk's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection capability to support joint combatant forces in worldwide peacetime, contingency and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nichelle Anderson/released)

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