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Singapore Airshow 2022: Australia investigates interim option for Triton facilities

15th February 2022 - 06:13 GMT | by Tim Martin in Singapore

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The MQ-4C Triton HALE UAV boasts a range of beyond 15,000km. (Photo: USN/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nathan Beard)

The Australian Department of Defence has started to assess potential interim facilities for RAAF MQ-4C Triton UAVs.

The Australian Department of Defence has told Shephard it is currently looking into ‘the use of interim facilities’ to support MQ-4C Triton missions while RAAF Base Edinburgh and Base Tindal redevelopments are completed.

The two locations are due to become Triton’s main operating and forward operating bases respectively.

Northrop Grumman previously said that the RAAF could operate the HALE UAV from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam to gain valuable operational experience, but Defence stopped short of mentioning any specific base locations under consideration.

'Defence is currently progressing the design of operational facilities and working accommodation to support the Triton

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