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originally posted by: FredT
Looks like the USAF lost another Global Hawk. In this case it was this June 2018 off the coast of Spain. This crash occured just over a year after another RQ-4 crashed into a mountain side in California. It appears that the wreck was salvaged and currently resided at the base in Rota. A Safety Investigation Board is ongoing and no conclusions have been reached. The RQ-4 have been pretty busy keeping tabs on the Soviets and run pretty frequent patrols over the Med and Baltic states
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: DexterRiley
They're quite a bit closer than that. The F-35A in LRIP 10 was $95M, the B $122M. I'd have to check, but I don't think that included the engine, which added about another $10-14M.
The bigger hit was the loss of capability. We don't have a large Global Hawk fleet, and if it turns out this was an EQ, that hurts worse.