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Triton set to make first flight this year

25th February 2013 - 12:10 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Melbourne

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Northrop Grumman’s Triton MQ-4C will fly for the first time before the middle of 2013, and two system development and demonstration (SDD) platforms will likely be dispatched to US Naval Air Station Patuxent River before the end of the year.

The MQ-4C is the UAV element of the US Navy’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) system and is substantially changed from the original Global Hawk system that it derives from, with improved de-icing capability and better radar and other surveillance systems.

Speaking at the Unmanned Vehicle Applications-UAS and Beyond conference on 25 February, BAMS UAS business development manager, Greg Miller,

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