The Global Hawk carries Raytheon's Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite, which includes cloud-penetrating radar, a highresolution electro-optical digital camera and an infrared sensor. The electro-optical camera could supply a black-and-white image, the infrared could show temperature changes or the location of a fire and the radar could alert operators to a structure that has been modified, Walby explained. The Air Force decreased the number of orbits required for high-altitude surveillance.\n It is a jet-powered drone designed for a contested environment with stealthy attributes such as a recessed air intake, hidden exhaust and special body shaping.
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