Triton UAS achieves milestone C
The US Navy has received milestone C approval for the MQ-4C Triton UAS programme, it was announced on 22 September. The approval clears the way for the MQ-4C Triton programme to enter into Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
The MQ-4C Triton is a maritime UAS designed to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities over ranges of 2,000 nautical miles.
The UAS carries a multi-sensor mission payload including Automatic Identification System (AIS), Electronic Support Measures (ESM), Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), maritime radar and basic communications relay sensors.
Sean Burke, Triton program manager, said: ‘Teamed with manned counterparts, Triton’s highly capable sensor package will provide persistent maritime ISR data collection and dissemination capabilities to the fleet.’
The MQ-4C Triton UAS is scheduled to be deployed in the fiscal year 2018.
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