Tri­ton UAS com­pletes sec­ond transcon­ti­nen­tal flight


The sec­ond of three MQ-4C Tri­ton test air­craft re­cently made its de­but at Naval Air Sta­tion Patux­ent River, Maryland, Oc­to­ber 24 after com­plet­ing its in­au­gu­ral cross-coun­try flight from Northrop Grum­man’s Palm­dale, Cal­i­for­nia, fa­cil­ity ear­lier.

The third test air­craft is sched­uled to ar­rive be­fore the end of the year. The Tri­ton in­te­grated test team will con­tinue en­ve­lope ex­pan­sion and con­duct sen­sor, com­mu­ni­ca­tions and in­ter­op­er­abil­ity test­ing on the three air­craft in prepa­ra­tion for de­ploy­ment 2017.

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