US deploys Global Hawk high-altitude drone to Japanese air base ‘to monitor N. Korea’


The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson leads the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Atago-class guided-missile destroyer JS Ashigara (L) during a transit of the Philippine Sea April 26, 2017.  U.S. NavyUS, Japan in joint show of force amid simmering row with N. Korea

The drone landed at Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo on Monday night, after flying from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam, the Japan Times reported

According to Japanese Defense Ministry officials, the drone can capture aerial images and electronic data from an altitude of around 50,000 feet (15,240 meters) or higher.

It will be remotely controlled from Yokota during takeoff and landing. Once it

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