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Lack of infrastructure delays Australian Triton arrival

6th May 2021 - 22:34 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


The RAAF will have to wait another year to receive at home its first MQ-4C Triton. (RAAF)

Australia will have to figure out what to do with its first Triton for a year before base facilities in-country are ready for it.

The arrival of Australia’s first MQ-4C Triton will be delayed by a year till 2024 because the requisite air base infrastructure for the large UAV with a Boeing 737 wingspan is behind schedule.

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has three Tritons on contract out of six required under ...

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