Thursday, 23 May 2013

US Navy's Triton UAV takes to the skies for the first time

It’s been a busy month for UAVs with some launching from aircraft carriers and otherssaving lives. Now, the US Navy’s latest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System, has taken to the skies. This Wednesday, the 47.6-foot (14.5-m) aircraft, powered by a Rolls-Royce AE 3007 turbofan engine, took off from Palmdale, California. It was under the control of Navy and Northrop Grumman personnel, as part of a series of tests to certify the system for fleet operations... Continue Reading US Navy's Triton UAV takes to the skies for the first time

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Northrop Grumman, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, UAV, US Navy

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