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Germany requests MQ-4C Triton UAS

10th April 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US State Department is considering a potential foreign military sale of MQ-4C Triton UAS to Germany.

Under a package worth $2.5 billion, Germany has requested four MQ-4C Triton UAS, one mission control station comprised of one main operating base and one forward operating base; ten Kearfott INS/GPS system units (two per aircraft plus two spares), and ten LN-251 INS/GPS units (two per aircraft plus two spares). 

The requested aircraft will be a modified version of the US Navy's Triton configuration.

Communications equipment, training, logistics and support are also included in the request.

The MQ-4C Triton will enhance Germany's ISR capabilities, closing a crucial capability gap and enhancing bilateral and NATO interoperability.

If the sale goes ahead, Northrop Grumman will be the prime contractor responsible for integration, installation and functional platform compatibility testing of the payload. Airbus Defence and Space will be the prime contractor to Germany for development and manufacturing, and will be responsible for the functional test, end-to-end test and installed performance.    

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