The U.S. Air Force flew a Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle in Japanese airspace last month, government sources said Saturday.

Washington may have wanted to demonstrate the Global Hawk’s performance to the government, which plans to introduce the remote-controlled, high-endurance spy plane in fiscal 2007 to improve Japan’s intelligence-gathering capabilities, some sources said.

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