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Australia plans to purchase Triton UAV


Australia is going to purchase Triton unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (MQ-4C Triton) from the United States to patrol its territorial waters.

This was reported by the newspaper "Ostrlian".

According to the newspaper, plans to buy seven UAVs for the 2,7 billion dollars from the US have already been approved by the Australian Department of Defense, and its head David Johnston intends to put this matter to the government in the near future.

The Triton UAV was developed by Northrop Grumman especially for the US Navy. The device is equipped with a jet engine, which allows it to rise to an altitude up to 20 km and be in flight for about 30 hours. High accuracy of data collection and a large coverage area of ​​a reconnaissance UAV is provided by an onboard set of infrared sensors and radar.

Sources in the Australian Ministry of Defense note that the Triton UAVs are capable of flying at low altitudes - about 300 meters, which is why they will be used not only to perform military tasks, but also to control the water area of ​​the north-west coast of the country. ships with illegal migrants from Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
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  1. Smiles to you
    Smiles to you 17 February 2014 11: 38
    Serious and expensive birds. We wouldn’t be disturbed by such ...
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 17 February 2014 17: 21
      very beautiful birds. No matter how he related to this rabble from northern America, they know how to do some things with dignity.
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  2. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 17 February 2014 13: 02
    In Australia there is where to roam. This is not Europe with air traffic problems.
  3. kelevra
    kelevra 17 February 2014 13: 05
    There is a big debate in the USA about drones in general. The US authorities do not even hide that they not only can, but will, without the knowledge of the inhabitants, crawl into their privacy and control every step! Because of this, freedom-loving senators weighing in Congress, block the law on further development of the latest drones, and the existing ones, America sells to find money for independent production, bypassing the Senate veto. Therefore, it is not surprising that the United States has been offering its drones to so many countries lately.
  4. Arh
    Arh 17 February 2014 14: 57
    It’s healthy if our people learn to plant (blah) the United States, in other words, to capture them! ! ! ))) laughing
  5. Apollo
    Apollo 17 February 2014 15: 12
    quote-Australia intends to purchase from the United States unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) "Triton" (MQ-4C Triton) to patrol its territorial waters.
    This was reported by the newspaper "Ostrlian".
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 17 February 2014 15: 47
      the wingspan is impressive.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 17 February 2014 19: 38
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        the wingspan is impressive.

        Alex, then admire:
        Romanian ARCA has developed a new unmanned aerial vehicle of the Air Strato family, which will differ in size from the previously presented models. The prototype is ready, and is being tested.
        The device has a wingspan of 16 m. The UAV is designed to fly in the stratosphere at an altitude of 18 km.

        More details at
  6. Leshka
    Leshka 17 February 2014 17: 36
    on a fig they need them to fight with the Papuans
  7. 120352
    120352 17 February 2014 18: 39
    Apparently, in Australia, again, the rabbits bred a lot, the gardens were nibbled - I won’t save! Here they will be hunted. Well, a kangaroo is possible if there are problems with meat. And so, you can look for lost tourists.
  8. rpek32
    rpek32 17 February 2014 18: 40
    drones fly where there is no air defense.
  9. Hitrovan07
    Hitrovan07 17 February 2014 18: 41
    The price is also impressive, what is there, for example, in Raptor? Or in another way, is it really that expensive?
  10. alex123Hay
    alex123Hay 17 February 2014 20: 57
    This is how many Olympiads can be held in Russia for that kind of money)))
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 17 February 2014 21: 39
    Isn't it too expensive to use an American strategic reconnaissance UAV to patrol borders?
    Moreover, the maintenance and operation of such UAVs, even in the United States themselves, is recognized as very expensive, but simply patrolling the borders looks irrational.
    Again muddied water, do not want to announce the cause ahead of time ??
    1. and why
      and why 17 February 2014 22: 40
      There are two reasons - Indonesian (close) and Chinese (a little further).
    2. and why
      and why 17 February 2014 22: 40
      There are two reasons - Indonesian (close) and Chinese (a little further).
  12. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 18 February 2014 00: 01
    Over the North, it’s clear. And yet ---. Let migrants climb to them!