Tri­ton UAV wing ex­ceeds US Navy re­quire­ment

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Northrop Grum­man Corp. and Tri­umph Aerostruc­tures – Vought Air­craft Di­vi­sion, a sub­sidiary of Tri­umph Group, Inc., have suc­cess­fully demon­strated the struc­tural strength of the US 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 dur­ing sur­veil­lance mis­sions.

A team of engi­neers found that no fail­ures or un­ac­cept­able de­for­ma­tions of the wing oc­curred when it was sub­jected to a load at 22 per cent above the Navy’s re­quire­ment.

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