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Global Hawk arrives at Yokota

An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017.  The Global Hawk was used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi after the 2011 earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The Global Hawk was used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi after the 2011 earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk pulls into a hanger May 1, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Global Hawk was used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi after the 2011 earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk pulls into a hanger May 1, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Global Hawk was used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts during Operation Tomodachi after the 2011 earthquake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- An RQ-4 Global Hawk approaches Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2017. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time aerial imagery reconnaissance support to U.S. and partner nations assisting in multitude of operations. This capability was effectively employed during Operation Tomodachi, a relief effort launched when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that ravaged northeastern Japan in 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)