Germany’s Euro Hawk drone is set to be delivered to the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Berlin after a rocky lifetime. While the airframe heads to the museum, the rest of the parts are being transferred to NATO for use as spare parts.
Earlier this week, the German defense website Augen geradeaus! shared the news that the drone will be sent to the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Berlin and its ground control station.
Over its lifetime, the Euro Hawk, an altered version of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4E Global Hawk drone, saw many delays as the European aviation authorities refused to let it fly above the continent, fearing the danger it would bring to crewed aircraft in the area.
The drone was able to get permission to fly over unpopulated pockets of land, but it wasn’t known how long this would last, with the authorities’ ability to change their minds at a moment’s notice. On top of this, the drone development went way over budget and took much longer than…