The MQ-4C Triton, a military drone developed by Northrop Grumman for use by the Australian Air Force, has entered its final production phase and is almost ready for “action”.
The American manufacturer released a video in which it is possible to notice the final adjustments in the assembly of the Triton fuselage, which will also be used by the United States Navy.
“This production milestone further demonstrates our commitment to both sides of the cooperative program between the Royal Australian Air Force and the US Navy. We are timely to deliver Triton’s powerful capabilities in support of Australia’s national security, Roe Coule-Brunner, Triton program manager at Northrop Grumman, explained.
The MQ-4C is the highlight of Triton’s artificial intelligence drone, which will be used by combat forces in Australia and the United States, according to Jason Lind, director of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare, Force Headquarters Air.
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“I look forward to seeing our first Tritons come off the production line and then begin flying in Australian skies in 2024. This capability complements Australia’s ability to see and understand our oceanic approach north and south of Antarctica. Will expand.”
The “multi-intelligent” drone was designed with systems capable of reconnaissance, surveillance, and precise selection of maritime targets at predetermined locations.
Source: Northrop Grumman
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