Tuesday, November 6, 2012
MOSS POINT, Miss. -- Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems Center next week begins production of the Triton unmanned system, a variant of the Global Hawk being built for the Navy for maritime surveillance. The 101,000 square-foot plant will work on the central fuselage of the first three of what will eventually be 68 Navy Tritons. (Source: Sun Herald, 11/06/12) The MQ-4C Broad Area Maritime Surveillance aircraft has a different sensor payload than the Air Force, German or NASA versions of the Global Hawk. The Moss Point plant does central fuselages work for all variants of the Global Hawk. It also does finishing work on the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. Previous: Australia eyes Triton; Global Hawk Triton unveiled.