Those Air Force Drones Are Bigger Than You Think They Are

By Jesus Diaz on at

I keep forgetting about how damn huge some drones are. Most people think they are tiny, like toy planes. As this photo of a Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk shows, they are actually big. Big as in pretty damn huge.

This image was taken at last year's Seoul Air Show, in South Korea. I have seen one of these live at the Dubai Air Show and I was truly impressed. They are indeed gigantic.

The Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle used by both the USAF and the US Navy. Like the gold old U-2, the Global Hawk is a spy and surveillance aircraft capable of many digital wonders, providing both radar and optical data. It can cover 40,000 square miles per day. [Northrop Grumman]