Navy orders three MQ-4C Tritons

Maritime aviation surveillance experts at Northrop Grumman Corp. will build three MQ-4C Triton long-range patrol unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $251.6 million order announced last month. Official of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking the Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector in San Diego to build three low-rate initial production lot 4 MQ-4C Triton UAVs. The order includes the three UAVs, as well as ground stations, trade studies, tooling, and support equipment. On this order Northrop Grumman will do the work in San Diego, Palmdale, and San Clemente, Calif.; Red Oak and Waco, Texas; Baltimore; Salt Lake City; Bridgeport, W.Va.; Indianapolis; Moss Point, Miss.; Chantilly, Va.; and at various other locations, and should be finished by February 2023. (Source: Military and Aerospace Electronics, 01/16/20)

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