Thursday, May 16, 2013
Australia is back on board and again considering buying Northrop Grumman Triton long-range surveillance drones. The government will issue a letter of request to the United States to gain access to detailed cost, capability and availability information on the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton. The drone is a variant of the long-range Global Hawk, but configured for maritime surveillance. Australia could buy six or seven Tritons, according to Reuters. The United States plans to buy 68. (Source: The Australian, 05/16/13) Previous: Germany axes Euro Hawk. Gulf Coast note: All variants of the Global Hawk are built in part in Moss Point, Miss.