北約擁有的全球之鷹Block 40繼於2015年6月4日出廠後進一步完成飛行測試，並將在2017年底完成初始作戰能力。北約全球之鷹屬於北約聯合地面監測計畫的一部分，該計畫由北約15個會員國共同出資與執行，作業中心將設在義大利Sigonella。 北約影片
Progress on AGS with completion of first NATO-owned air vehicle. The first of NATO’s five unmanned air vehicles rolled off the factory line in San Diego on Thursday, 4 June 2015. The Global Hawk Block 40 is part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance Program (AGS). The NATO-owned and -operated AGS core capability will enable the Alliance to perform persistent surveillance over wide areas from high-altitude long-endurance aircraft in any weather or light condition . The system will give commanders a comprehensive picture of the situation on the ground.
The AGS system is being acquired by 15 Allies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the United States). AGS is scheduled to reach initial operational capability by the end of 2017. The air vehicles will be controlled from the main operating centre in Sigonella, Italy. Video by NATO