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Triton Lot 5 build sees award of parts for first Australian aircraft

7th June 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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Australia can look forward to its long-held aspiration for unmanned airborne maritime surveillance moving a step closer to reality as long-lead parts and ground control stations have been ordered for its first Triton UAV in a potential six-strong future fleet, according to a 29 May announcement by the US DoD.

The contract award to Northrop Grumman, manufacturer of the MQ-4C, split between Australia and the US, will see the delivery of long-lead items for the production of three LRIP Lot 5 Triton’s, two of which will be for the latter customer. In addition, this contract provides equipment and associated

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