Japan and the U.S. might deploy the Global Hawk, a high-altitude reconnaissance drone, at Misawa Air Base in Aomori Prefecture to increase surveillance of North Korea, bilateral sources said Saturday.
Equipped with sophisticated cameras and sensitive communications capabilities, the U.S. Global Hawk can fly at about 18,000 meters, roughly twice as high as commercial aircraft, for more than 30 hours on autopilot. It does not carry any weapons.
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