Pentagon clears Navy to launch planned $10 billion production run of Northrop's MQ-4C

By Jason Sherman / September 27, 2016 at 1:04 PM
(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect an additional contract award for the Triton.) The Pentagon's acquisition executive has approved the Navy's recommendation to begin production of the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system, paving the way for a contract award that launches a planned $10 billion procurement into the 2030s of the high-flying, broad-area maritime surveillance platform. On Sept. 22, Defense Acquisition Board Chairman Frank Kendall signed an acquisition decision memorandum that cleared the Navy to transition...

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