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    US Global Hawk Drones to Begin Flying Over Czech Republic for Intel Gathering

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    The US Global Hawk high-altitude long-endurance drones used for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance, will be allowed to fly over the territory of Czech Republic as of Sunday.

    RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle conducts tests over Naval Air Station Patuxent River
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Czech government approved the overflight of its territory by NATO drones, as long as their surveillance and arms systems are switched off, earlier in October.

    The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is 14 meters (45.9 feet) long, with wing span of 40 meters and weight of 6,781 kilograms (14,949 pounds). Its flying range is nearly 23,000 kilometers (14,291 miles), giving it an ability to survey up to 100,000 square kilometers.

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