Triton UAV set for summer deployment

By Linda Hersey / May 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM
The MQ-4C Triton uncrewed surveillance aircraft is on a flight path to meet initial operating capability requirements by Sept. 30, a Navy spokesman told Inside Defense. The high-altitude aircraft functions as a maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting platform. The Navy sees the Triton as critical to expanding battlefield awareness. The MQ-4C is operated by the Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP) 19, the Navy’s first unmanned patrol and reconnaissance squadron. The Triton’s first deployment is expected to take place this...

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