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Australia announces trident of Tritons

20th June 2020 - 01:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


Australia announced on 18 June that it had firmed up an order for a third Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton UAV.

Under current Project Air 7000 Phase 1B plans, the RAAF will receive six high-altitude Tritons, with this approval marking the halfway mark of the planned buy.

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said: ‘The fleet is being developed and purchased through a cooperative programme with the US Navy. This program strengthens our ability to develop advanced maritime surveillance capability and ensure our capabilities remain complementary with our security partners, while sharing in the benefits of their technical expertise and project costs.’


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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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