Global Hawk sale to South Korea put off for further study

The sale of up to four Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles to South Korea to boost that nation’s reconnaissance capability has been postponed by the U.S. Congress for further study, Bloomberg reports.

The sale “appears to have stalled” members of the House and Senate defense committees said in a report accompanying the $662 billion defense policy bill for fiscal 2012.

The committees “intend to assess whether the risk of a gap in intelligence collection in Korea is significant and to examine alternative capabilities,” the report states.

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