The United States deployed the MQ-4C Triton UAV to Guam to track the Chinese Navy and North Korea


The United States deployed the first pair of Triton drones to the island of Guam. The MQ-4C Triton is the U.S. Navy's version of the RQ-4 Global Hawk.


The UAV has a wingspan of more than 38 m. In the air, it can be continuously for more than a day. The time limit, according to the US Navy, is about 30 hours. Speed ​​Triton is capable of developing up to 310 knots (574,12 km / h). The maximum flight height of the MQ-4C Triton is 18 thousand meters.

According to the US Air Force command, drones were deployed to Guam with the goal of "global monitoring of the situation in the North Pacific." Experts note that the Tritons can be used to monitor the activities of the Chinese Navy and North Korea, including the activity of their submarine forces.

It should be recalled that several months ago it was the base on Guam in Pyongyang that was called its first target (from the US) in the event of a US attempt to attack the DPRK. The video, which was then presented on North Korean TV, demonstrated graphics with possible strikes on the American military infrastructure of Guam.

UAV "Triton" is equipped with a recognition system for ships and ships, has an arsenal of sensors and video cameras, including infrared cameras. An all-round radar is installed on it, allowing you to monitor the territory of thousands of square kilometers of the sea surface.

Drones assigned to the command of the 72nd operational group of the Seventh fleet US Navy. Reconnaissance missions are planned to be carried out, including in conjunction with P-8A Poseidon aircraft. It is noted that such interaction will increase the effectiveness of anti-submarine activities.

Earlier, Military Review reported that Germany had refused a contract with the United States for the supply of MQ-4C Triton in the amount of about $ 2,5 billion.
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  1. bessmertniy 29 January 2020 07: 08 New
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    Monitoring of these drones will hurt our Far East. And we will need to seriously consider this.
    1. orionvitt 29 January 2020 08: 46 New
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      Quote: bessmertniy
      Monitoring of these drones will hurt our Far East. And we will need to seriously consider this.

      Oh, I beg you. We realized that. Since the Cold War, nothing has changed. Both flew and fly, only now more drones.
  2. Cowbra 29 January 2020 07: 08 New
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    Is that Iran that shot down? In a good way, China will have more air defense)))
    1. novel66 29 January 2020 07: 33 New
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      while Iran is leading 1-0
      1. Cowbra 29 January 2020 07: 54 New
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        And the base? And the embassies? And the general who was shot down in Afghanistan, who commanded the assassination of Suleymani? laughing There is already a hockey account
        1. novel66 29 January 2020 08: 20 New
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          worthless Chinese athletes to keep up !!!
        2. 1959ain 30 January 2020 07: 17 New
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          Another plane was shot down. On January 29, 2020 it became known that in the west of Iraq, in the province of Anbar (bordering Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia), a U.S. Air Force military transport plane crashed. This was reported by the Lebanese news portal El Nashra.
  3. orionvitt 29 January 2020 07: 09 New
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    Germany has refused a contract with the United States for the supply of MQ-4C
    And what is Germany to monitor? The Baltic Sea, with simple binoculars is visible. lol
  4. rocket757 29 January 2020 07: 11 New
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    The United States deployed the first pair of Triton drones to the island of Guam. The MQ-4C Triton is the U.S. Navy's version of the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

    Normal, normal operation of reconnaissance equipment, that’s all.
    1. novel66 29 January 2020 07: 34 New
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      and sediment remains! Hello Vit! hi
      1. rocket757 29 January 2020 07: 37 New
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        Hello Roman soldier
        Of all the sediments, a long time, a big dregs formed.
        And so, everyone who can, follow everything that they can and who they interesen.
        1. novel66 29 January 2020 07: 38 New
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          but we don’t have such tools ... crying
          1. pru-pavel 29 January 2020 08: 15 New
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            It’s not with us that we don’t have tools, it’s their analogue
          2. rocket757 29 January 2020 08: 30 New
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            Quote: novel xnumx
            but we don’t have such tools ...

            Not everything is so sad ... although the re-equipment, modernization, creation and launch of new satellites is necessary. It is being done, but not as fast as we would like, as it should.
            1. novel66 29 January 2020 08: 39 New
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              a drone of such a hotstsa so that for days they spin at their side
              1. rocket757 29 January 2020 08: 54 New
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                Will be. And we will do the equipment ourselves at the required level. This is not a desire, what would it be, it is a necessity.
    2. Mar.Tirah 29 January 2020 08: 03 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      Normal, normal operation of reconnaissance equipment, that’s all.

      This is done to carry out provocations in the identified weak spots, such as the last provocation of the US Navy against China. From US sources .SCS Probing Initiative. On the morning of January 25, the USS Montgomery broke 12 nautical miles from the Cross of Fire and Sin Coe Island. The closest distance was about 8,5 nautical miles from the Fire Cross reef. New #FONOP for Chinese New Year? Here are the details of this operation.
      1. rocket757 29 January 2020 08: 32 New
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        Quote: Mar. Tira
        This is done to provoke identified weaknesses.

        Come on, put it at least once ... tolerant, or something. How really you know it yourself!
        1. Mar.Tirah 29 January 2020 08: 37 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          Come on, put it at least once ... tolerant, or something.

          Rather, as a military specialist, everyday, professionally. good The same was done for us by operatives from the headquarters when clarifying the situation on the border, and possible further actions by the Americans. The US Air Force worked like the Germans during the Second World War, approaching our borders according to schedule and time.
          1. rocket757 29 January 2020 08: 52 New
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            The thing, in general, is familiar. The level is not staffed, closer to the operational centers of intelligence, control, automated control ... it has long been, but the principles have not changed since then.
            1. Mar.Tirah 29 January 2020 09: 00 New
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              Quote: rocket757
              but the principles have not changed since then.

              And most importantly, the enemy has not changed. With its old habits and methods, it remained, even flying along the same routes .. Unless UAVs appeared, and RT reconnaissance equipment became better. I mean only this side of the US Army
              1. rocket757 29 January 2020 09: 43 New
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                There was a time when enemy scouts flew, flew ... Father told. Shortened and defended, I hope forever!
    3. knn54 29 January 2020 14: 40 New
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      They want to unload the Poseidons.
  5. g1washntwn 29 January 2020 11: 39 New
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    It’s also very convenient to hide behind reconnaissance under the intelligence closer to the coast / border of any infected bats and / or insects ... A sealed and water-soluble container flies away in the wind, further carriers on its own, and infected aborigines will be pulled from pole to pole. The plot I give to Hollywood, for example, a modified rabies virus and a run from zombies.