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  • 4 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Navy officially welcomed the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the fleet with a ceremony on May 31. The ceremony marked the start of flight operations, seven months after the US Navy received its first operational Triton from Northrop Grumman in November 2017. Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu is home to the […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop Grumman flight test team conducted the 6.7-hour flight Oct. 15. The flight is a critical first step in preparing the aircraft to fly to a Navy facility […]

  • 27 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was authorized for low-rate initial production approval following a successful Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) led review. This decision marks the beginning of the production and deployment phase of the U.S Department of Defense acquisition process. An integrated test team made up of Navy personnel from air test and evaluation squadrons VX-1 […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have marked another milestone in development of the Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the completion of the ninth initial flight test. During the testing process, also known as envelope expansion, taking place at the company’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif, the Triton test team accomplished endurance flights […]

  • 18 September 2014

    The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) arrived at Naval Air Station Patuxent River September 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country ferry flight, bringing the US Navy closer to delivering this new capability to the fleet.   This flight marked the transition from initial flight test, which established basic safety of flight, to testing that […]

  • 16 February 2017

    The U.S. Naval Station Mayport will be serving as the East Coast forward operating base for the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). According to a U.S. Navy announcement from February 15, Mayport will be a permanent duty station for about 400 Triton UAS personnel and will support rotational deployments outside the continental United States. Facility […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman announced it has delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton aircraft to the US Navy facility at Point Mugu. The company also said it expects to deliver the second operational Triton aircraft later this year. Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu is home to the maintenance detachment of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP)19. Maintainers will […]

  • 15 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The unmanned aircraft community received its first glimpse of the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during an unveiling ceremony June 14 at Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, Calif., manufacturing plant. “Last year, we proudly celebrated the centennial of naval aviation–this year we have seen the rollout of a new patrol […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has completed more than 25 flight tests of the U.S. Navy Triton unmanned aircraft system’s (UAS) primary maritime surveillance sensor in preparation for its installation on the aircraft. The company is conducting risk-reduction tests of the Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) using a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast. The radar […]

  • 5 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corp. and Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a subsidiary of Triumph Group, Inc., have successfully demonstrated the structural strength of the U.S. Navy’s Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) wing. This is a key capability that will allow the aircraft to descend from high altitudes to make positive identification of targets of interest […]

  • 4 April 2019

    The Australian defense ministry announced it is buying the second of a planned fleet of six MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft. Australia is acquiring the Tritons through a cooperative program with the United States Navy. The MQ-4C is being acquired to complement Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft operations. Australian defense minister Christopher Pyne said the […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Australian government announced it is investing AU$1.4 billion in the acquisition of six MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The UAS will be acquired through a cooperative program with the US Navy. Australia is buying the UAS to complement the surveillance role of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft through sustained operations at long ranges as […]

  • 29 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a $255 million contract for the Lot 3 low-rate initial production of three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. The contract will also include trade studies and tooling in support of the Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office. Work on the contract is expected to be completed by December 2021. The […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Several days after the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) was cleared for low-rate initial production, the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Northrop Grumman two contracts to produce the aircraft. The first contract, valued at $255.5 million, will see Northrop Grumman manufacture three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, one main operation control station and one forward operation control […]

  • 17 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a $303,9 million contract for the procurement of three low-rate initial production Lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. In addition to the three UAVs, the $303 million contract also covers the acquisition of one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, trade studies, and tooling. Triton UAS […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Training & Education

    When working in a completely different theatre of operations you have to expect the unexpected and this is something the Spanish crew on ESPS Cantabria have learnt during their most recent activities in Australian waters. Not often have the Armada conducted exercises at sea with navies so far from home,  but during Exercise Triton Centenary 2013 – […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot. South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in July […]

  • 23 October 2018

    A 98-meter experimental trimaran built for the Royal Navy in 2000 is currently being offered for sale by yacht brokerage Ocean Independence. The RV Triton spent over 15 years in service as a prototype demonstrator in the UK and later as a customs border protection vessel in Australia. It was designed and built by Vosper Thornycroft […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Croatian Navy’s Moma-class training ship Andrija Mohorovičić is expected to return to her homeport in Lora, Split, after a three-month participation in exercise Triton 2015, organised by Frontex. The ship is scheduled to enter the port tomorrow, November 5. The ship concluded its participation in exercise Triton 2015 by docking at the Catania port, Greece, on October […]

  • 10 November 2015

    EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia Force Commander, Rear Admiral (LH) Andrea Gueglio, visited the Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Tyr, operating under Frontex agency mission’s Triton, on November 8. Arriving on board, Admiral Gueglio was welcomed by Tyr’s Commanding Officer, CDR Finar H. Vaisson, who guided him throughout the ship describing her capabilities and main activities conducted since […]

  • 21 March 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is on track to prove its mission readiness this month as its Fleet embarks on the second week of an intensive three week training exercise being conducted off the coast of Western Australia. HMA Ships Ballarat, Newcastle, Perth, Sirius, Warramunga and Collins are taking part in Exercise Triton Storm 2 […]

  • 30 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Three Royal Australian Navy Frigates have departed Sydney Harbour bound for the coast off Newcastle to continue a series of intensive air and sea exercises over the next fortnight. Triton Warrior 11 is the third in a series of co-ordinated naval exercises conducted this year in the Eastern Australian Exercise Area. While the first three […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013. Triton Centenary was held in two parts. The first was held in the East Australian Exercise Area from 23 September to 3 October 2013 and was a major multi-lateral training opportunity. This […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Naval forces rescued more than 1,500 North African migrants over the weekend in the Strait of Sicily, according to the Italian Navy. The Portuguese Navy’s Offshore patrol vessel Viana do Castelo conducted its first rescue operations as part of the EU Operation Triton, which was launched on November 1. All rescued migrants were transferred to ITS San Giorgio on […]

  • 22 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Dundee Beach, south of Darwin was the venue on Friday for the culmination of two weeks of training for seven Royal Australian Navy ships participating in Exercise TRITON THUNDER 01-12. HMA Ships Ararat, Larrakia, Diamantina, Gascoyne, Balikpapan, Shepparton, Benalla, AS350BA Squirrel Helicopters from Navy’s 723 Squadron joined Landing Craft and Unimog trucks operated by Army’s […]

  • 1 June 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    More than 5,000 migrants trying to reach Europe have been rescued in the Central Mediterranean over the weekend. British, Maltese, Belgian and Italian vessels and Icelandic and Finnish planes deployed in EU operation Triton coordinated by Frontex were fully engaged in this rescue effort. Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri said: This is the biggest wave […]

  • 7 September 2011
    Training & Education

      The banter of voices that can be heard over head-sets and loud speakers begins; “Air warning red, aircraft at 40 miles, not responding to warnings.” The guns crews lean back at their gun mounts, clad in anti flash hoods and gloves, waiting on the command to engage. “30 seconds time on top, all positions, […]

  • 1 June 2015

    UK Border Force officers were among a rescue team that saved more than 100 migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, May 31. HMC Protector, one of Border Force’s cutters, was on patrol for Operation Triton south of Sicily when it was alerted by the Italian Marine Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Rome to a migrant boat […]

  • 20 June 2019

    An MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, the US Navy’s newest aerial drone, was reportedly shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20. The surveillance system, which started entering service only a year ago, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, media outlets reported anonymous US defense officials as saying. Earlier […]