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ADECS 2019: Australian air force anticipates Triton’s prospects

31st January 2019 - 13:05 GMT | by Gordon Arthur, Tim Martin in Singapore


The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) is looking forward to a wide range of new capabilities and synergies when it begins operating its first MQ-4C Triton in around 2023, with more capability to be expected from the Northrop Grumman airframe in 2024-25.

Air Cdre Craig Heap, Cdr of the RAAF’s surveillance and response group, presented details at the ADECS 2019 conference in Singapore about how the P-8A Poseidon and the unarmed Triton will be able to work together to benefit Australia and the wider region.

Australia has a vast area of responsibility for SAR, one that comprises 10% of the

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

Tim has experience writing …

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