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Northrop Subcontracts Ferra Engineering to Produce Triton UAS Components; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Subcontracts Ferra Engineering to Produce Triton UAS Components; Ian Irving Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Grumman MQ-4C TritonNorthrop Grumman has awarded Ferry Engineering a contract to manufacture structural components for the first four MQ-4C Triton drones that Northrop is building for the U.S. Navy.

Ian Irving, chief executive of Northrop’s Australian arm, said Thursday the business intends to partner with local suppliers to produce and sustain Triton unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. and Australian navies.

Northrop requested Australian vendors to submit quotations for the follow-on production of UAS cables, special tooling and testing equipment and machined and composite assemblies.

Australia is buying Triton drones to support the country’s high-altitude surveillance activities.

Northrop designed the drone to fly at an altitude of more than 55,000 feet for up to 24 hours as well as to provide military users with a 360-degree surveillance coverage.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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