Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



UAV NEWS
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy
by James Laporta
Washington (UPI) Nov 12, 2017


Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-4C Trition aircraft to the U.S. Navy facility at Point Mugu, the company said in a press statement on Friday.

Northrop Grumman in April received $19.9 million for engineering and analysis of obsolescence issues with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle.

In May, the company received an additional $49.4 million contract for parts, material and labor required for the maintenance of the MQ-4C unmanned aircraft system in accordance with planned production.

"This aircraft represents the beginning of a new era for Naval aviation," said Doug Shaffer, vice president, Triton programs, Northrop Grumman. "Triton is a high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned system that delivers a critical autonomous capability to the Navy, expanding the service's maritime patrol mission. We are proud to be a part of this historic program."

The MQ-4C Triton is a derivative of the RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance UAV and is designed as a sensor platform for long-range and high-endurance surveillance missions over ocean and coastal areas.

It has a range of over 9,000 miles and can stay aloft for over 24 hours before refueling. The Triton mounts maritime radar, electro-optical and infrared cameras, communications relays and electronic support measures systems.

Once operational, it will serve alongside the P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft as the Navy's primary long-range aerial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform. The Navy plans to purchase 68 Tritons as part of its UAV fleet.

Northrop Grumman said they will deliver the second operational Triton aircraft later this year.

UAV NEWS
Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights: army
Jerusalem (AFP) Nov 11, 2017
The Israeli army said it had shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday. The drone was intercepted by a Patriot missile in the demilitarised zone between the Israeli- and Syrian-controlled parts of the Golan, a military spokeswoman said in a statement. "The State of Israel regards with utmost seriousness ... read more

Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

UAV NEWS
Boeing meets 2017 ballistic missile defense installation goal early

Sweden picks US Patriot missile system over European rival

Missile from Yemen intercepted near Riyadh airport

Russia conducts ballistic missile tests

UAV NEWS
Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

Raytheon, Australia ink first deal for ground-based air defense system

US accuses Iran of supplying missile to Yemen

Raytheon receives $17M contract for missile targeting system

UAV NEWS
First operational MQ-4C Triton drone delivered to U.S. Navy

Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights: army

NASA-Developed Drone Aircraft Offer One-of-a-Kind Capabilities

Niger to let US forces arm drones in counter-terrorism fight

UAV NEWS
SES GS Awarded US Government Satellite Solutions Contract

16th SPCS Defenders of critical satellite communications

First order for Elta ELK-1882T SATCOM network system

NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

UAV NEWS
MBDA Inc. to produce parts for Small Diameter Bomb

Swedish army to buy BONUS ammunition from BAE

BAE receives $40M from Lockheed for sensor technology

US court blocks Trump's military transgender ban

UAV NEWS
Lockheed, Navantia renew collaborative agreement

Philippines' Duterte receives Russian assault rifles

Whistleblower protection bill sent to President as complaints of retaliation grow

UK defence giant BAE Systems to axe almost 2,000 jobs

UAV NEWS
EU to ease military movement in face of Russia threat

Philippines' Duterte thanks Putin for weapons aid

No decision on Trump, Putin meeting: Tillerson

EU takes step towards closer defence cooperation

UAV NEWS
Better, bolder printing with silicon nanostructures

Practical superconducting nanowire single photon detector highly efficient

Subset of carbon nanotubes poses cancer risk similar to asbestos in mice

Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement