So, it looks like the Global Hawk block 30 program has been binned (or at least been put on the back burner). That's another $13 billion (some of which was mine - probably) down the drain, or at the very least not achieving its objectives. Info: Northrop Grumman Statement on the Global Hawk Block 30 Program (NYSE:NOC) Exclusive: U.S. Air Force to halt Northrop unmanned plane | Reuters So looks like the old Dragon Lady will keep flying well into the 2020s after all. So far it has outlived the two planned "replacements," the SR-71 and now this. Ahh...nothing like a piece of good old cold war tech! So I guess they have to keep buying them cool chase cars too p.s: Mods please feel free to move this thread, if it's not the right place/ another thread already exists.