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The US Navy received the first serial UAV MQ-4C Triton

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The US Navy is officially armed with drones for aerial reconnaissance. According to the portal defenseworld.net, the company Northrop Grumman handed over to the US Navy the first serial sample of the MQ-4C Triton drone.


Until yesterday, the US Navy had at its disposal only manned long-range aerial reconnaissance. In 2008, the US Department of Defense and Northrop Grumman signed a long-term contract worth $ 1,164 billion to develop and build special UAVs that could replace manned reconnaissance aircraft. Four years later, the developers presented the first prototype of the MQ-4C Triton drone to the naval command.

The US Navy received the first serial UAV MQ-4C Triton


The drone MQ-4C Triton made its first flight in October 2014, and two years later the US Navy ordered the first batch of these machines. In May of this year, it became known that the US military command paid for the production of three more machines, as well as ground equipment for them. The cost of the transaction is estimated at $ 303,9 million. The first Triton will be based at the Point Mag (California) military facility. Until the end of this year, the military will receive a second serial copy of the MQ-4C Triton, and next year two more Tritons should be deployed on the island of Guam.

The MQ-4C Triton is a long duration high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle designed to collect information, surveillance and reconnaissance in the coastal zone. Triton is built on the base of the RQ-4 Global Hawk drone, also developed by Northrop Grumman, can rise to altitudes over 17 km, fly at speeds of 575 km / h and be in the air up to 24 hours.

The reconnaissance apparatus of the new drone includes a multifunctional radar, video camera, electro-optical / infrared sensors, radio intelligence, automatic identification system (AIS) and relay equipment. This equipment allows the device to detect and automatically classify various types of surface objects, transmits "Warspot"
Photos used:
navyrecognition.com
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  1. san4es
    san4es 13 November 2017 10: 22 New
    +6
    MQ-4C Triton. Reconnaissance equipment of the new drone includes a multifunctional radar
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 13 November 2017 10: 44 New
      +7
      Sasha hi Thanks for the video, an interesting unit is this Triton. True, the name is inaccurate: it weighs not “three tons”, but all fifteen. lol
      1. 210ox
        210ox 13 November 2017 10: 58 New
        +2
        No matter how much he weighed, this news is bad for us. Ours have not yet been born.
        Quote: Jedi
        Sasha hi Thanks for the video, an interesting unit is this Triton. True, the name is inaccurate: it weighs not “three tons”, but all fifteen. lol
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 13 November 2017 11: 02 New
          +5
          And I'm not saying that such news is good for us. Yes, we don’t have one yet, but it will, I’m sure of that. Everything should be treated philosophically and, if possible, with humor - it prolongs life. hi
      2. san4es
        san4es 13 November 2017 11: 27 New
        +3
        recourse ... they have similar boshko ... hi Hi, Max
        1. Dead duck
          Dead duck 13 November 2017 12: 23 New
          +4
          hi
          suddenly a skunk ?! winked
  2. Petr1
    Petr1 13 November 2017 10: 35 New
    +2
    The US Navy is officially arming itself with long-range aerial reconnaissance drones.
    It's good. So soon such drones will disappear and go into service with Russia, Iran, and China.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 13 November 2017 10: 40 New
      +2
      Live with this faith!

      how many pluses will be for your comment? - I want to see.. smile
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        1. Nasrat
          Nasrat 13 November 2017 10: 49 New
          +2
          Statistics sometimes helps determine a pandemic ... wassat
    2. Krabik
      Krabik 13 November 2017 10: 43 New
      +3
      Great news, otherwise I was already waiting for the replacement of Chinese cameras in our drones with modern optics.
    3. 210ox
      210ox 13 November 2017 11: 02 New
      0
      The Chinese will do without “disappearance”. More precisely already. Iran is also the same. And with us .. Well, if you don’t catch the net, they won’t disappear ..
      Quote: Petr1
      The US Navy is officially arming itself with long-range aerial reconnaissance drones.
      It's good. So soon such drones will disappear and go into service with Russia, Iran, and China.
      1. Petr1
        Petr1 13 November 2017 15: 13 New
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        Quote: 210ox
        The Chinese will do without "disappearance".

        what about the photograph?
        Quote: 210ox
        Well, if you do not catch a net, then they will not be lost ..

        disappear. be sure. like previous models planted.
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 13 November 2017 10: 37 New
    0
    The fighting is inexorably approaching "facelessness" and ... inhumanity, or something ... Like in computer games ...