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SAS 2017: Navy identifies Triton basing plans

5th April 2017 - 13:00 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Washington, D.C.


US Navy representatives have outlined the organisational and aircraft basing plans for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system, which supports the navy's Integrated Maritime Patrol Plan.

The service is preparing for the receipt of two aircraft in Integrated Functional Capability (IFC) 3.0 'baseline' configuration in September of this year, according to Sean Burke, Triton programme manager in PMA-262.

'We'll wrap up IFC 3.0 testing in August of this year and then hand it over to the VX-1 operational test squadron and fleet squadron VUP-19, which has been stood up in Jacksonville, Florida,' Burke explained, speaking at this week's Navy

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

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