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Also Known As: Global Hawk Ground Segment
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Raytheon
Parent System: AN/MSQ-131
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Description: The Global Hawk Ground Segment consist of a mission control element/trailer (MCE), launch and recovery element/trailer (LRE), a Ku-band SATCOM terminal, common line-of-sight data link MIST and 2 tactical generators. The launch and recovery element with a crew of 2 men is responsible for preparing, launching and recovering the Global Hawk air vehicle. During Global Hawk's flight the mission control element takes full control. MCE process and relays all the imagery and information collected by the air vehicle's sensors (SAR, EO and IR). Command, Control and Communications (C3) between the AN/MSQ-131 station and the Global Hawk air vehicle depends on a line-of-sight data link and a Ku-band SATCOM terminal when the air vehicle is beyond the line-of-sight. One AN/MSQ-131 system plus 30-day operation associated equipment can be transported in three C-141 Starlifter aircraft.

AN/MSQ-131 Applications

Support Aircraft RQ-4A Global Hawk RQ-4B Global Hawk

AN/MSQ-131 Specifications

Crew: 6
SetUp Time: 23.3 hour (1,400 minute)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AN/MSQ-131 News

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on 22 Aug 2016
Monday, August 22, 2016Northrop Grumman to Modernize Global Hawk's Ground Segment

Operators & Related Equipment


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Support Aircraft
RQ-4A Global Hawk
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