Friday, March 14, 2014

Australia to buy Tritons

The Australian government has announced its intention to buy the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton unmanned surveillance system, the first foreign customer for the maritime variant of the Global Hawk. Prime minister Tony Abbott made the announcement on March 13 at the Royal Australian Air Force's Edinburgh base north of Adelaide. No introduction date or number of Triton airframes to be acquired has been announced yet. It is believed that between six and eight Tritons will be required. (Source: Flightglobal, 03/13/14) Gulf Coast note: Triton is made in part in Moss Point, Miss.