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AUVSI 2013: Triton aims for 11-hour endurance mark

14th August 2013 - 10:44 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Washington, DC


The US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton will attempt an 11-hour flight on 14 August as part of ongoing tests, programme managers have revealed.

Addressing a media briefing during the AUVSI Unmanned Systems conference on 13 August, Capt Jim Hoke said the test, to be conducted in Palmdale, California, will aim to achieve this endurance during the aircraft’s fourth flight, as it works its way up to a 24-hour flight time.

The flight test campaign began in May when the platform flew for 3.3 hours, and flight testing will continue in line with the programme schedule that stipulates the UAV will reach

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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