Northrop Grumman readies to build three new MQ-4C unmanned surveillance aircraft for maritime patrol
Surveillance experts at Northrop Grumman ready to build three MQ-4C Triton long-range maritime patrol unmanned aircraft in $65.2 million contract.
The Intelligent Aerospace take:
May 30, 2019-Northrop Grumman's Triton will be a crucial component of the Navy's 21st century strategy for conducting surveillance of surface ship and submarine traffic in the vast Pacific and other oceans around the globe. The Triton UAV will work together with the Navy's P-8A Poseidon manned maritime patrol aircraft.
The UAV and its operators with a 360-degree view of a large geographic area while providing all-weather coverage for detecting, classifying, tracking, and identifying points of interest. MFAS is separate from the Triton's air-to-air radar.
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor