posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 08:47 PM
reply to post by Astr0
There's actually quite a bit of information about the Avenger out there.
From reading the article, the customer in question wants a Global Hawk, without buying a Global Hawk (as they may not be able to buy them for some
reason). Which means Avenger will receive electro-optical sensors, SIGINT sensors, and numerous other Global Hawk style sensors (but not the actual
Global Hawk payload). The Avenger will never be able to replace the Global Hawk, simply because the RQ-4B is a dedicated ISR platform, where the
Avenger was designed with internal and external weapons stations. If you're going for the ISR mission, both would be good for the role, but if you
JUST want ISR, I'd say the Global Hawk beats the Avenger slightly. The Global Hawk gives you 8 hours more loiter time than the Avenger Tail 1, and 10
hours more than the Avenger Tail 2.