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RAAF MQ-4C Triton makes maiden flight

Northrop Grumman has successfully completed the first flight of Australia’s multi-intelligence MQ-4C Triton uncrewed aircraft at its Palmdale Aircraft Integration Center in California. The flight marks a major production milestone as Northrop Grumman progresses toward delivery of Australia’s first Triton…

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US Navy USVs arrive in Sydney

The US Navy’s Unmanned Surface Vessel Division One (USVDIV-1) unmanned surface vessels (USVs) Ranger, Mariner, Seahawk and Sea Hunter have arrived in Sydney for a scheduled port visit ahead of their participation in bilateral exercises with the Royal Australian Navy…

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Aerosonde wins US Navy UAS contract for LCS

Melbourne-based Aerosonde, a Textron Systems Corporation subsidiary, has won an initial contract valued at up to US$19.5 million ($30 million) by the US Navy’s Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to provide UAS operational support to two Independence-class LCS and one…

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Three companies vie for US Navy F/A-XX program

Australian online newsletter Defence Connect reports that Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman will compete to develop and build the US Navy’s sixth-generation, carrier-based strike fighter under the F/A-XX program, also known as the New Generation Air Dominance (NGAD) program,…

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Triton flying test bed demonstrates targeting capability

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s MQ-4C Triton Flying Test Bed (FTB) has demonstrated persistent long-range targeting during this year’s EX Northern Edge 2023 in Alaska. This demonstration highlighted Triton’s potential to enhance joint, distributed maritime operations, and further support sea-control in contested…

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