MQ-4C Triton Completes First Flight At Palmdale

By Lee Hudson / May 22, 2013 at 7:37 PM
The Navy's newest unmanned aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton, completed its first flight today at Palmdale, CA, which marks the start of testing that will validate the system for future fleet operations, according to the service. During the 80-minute flight, the Triton, controlled by ground-based Navy and Northrop Grumman personnel, reached 20,000 feet in altitude, according to a service statement. Triton is a variant of Northrop's Global Hawk aircraft. "The flight represents a significant milestone for the Triton team," Rear...

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