Tag Archives: Doug Shaffer

Navy, Northrop Celebrate Triton UAS Flight Operations at Point Mugu, Calif.

The U.S. Navy hosted a ceremony Thursday at Point Mogu in California to mark the start of flight operations for the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Friday the Unmanned Patrol Squadron-19’s maintenance detachment will test and conduct training on two MQ-4Cs before the service branch deploys the UAS units to Guam in late …

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Report: Northrop to Deliver 2 Triton Drones to Navy

Northrop Grumman is set to hand over this year two MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy as the service intends to replace its fleet of P-3C Orion and EP-3E Aries II aircraft that work to perform maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. The Navy …

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Northrop-Sponsored Competitions Demo Robotic Air, Ground & Sea Systems

Northrop Grumman has sponsored a series of competitions that showcased multiple robotic air, ground, boat and submarine platforms developed by student teams worldwide. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation administered the RoboNation competitions across the U.S. to offer participants an opportunity to demonstrate unmanned and autonomous systems that have been …

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Navy Tests Updated Software of Northrop-Built Triton UAS

The U.S. Navy has conducted formal laboratory and initial flight tests on updated software for a Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aerial system. Northrop said Tuesday the new MQ-4C Triton software package modernized the platform’s traffic alert and collision avoidance system, multi-aircraft control technology and multifunction active sensor radar modes. The Navy aims to achieve early …

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Northrop Concludes Operational Tests for Triton Ahead of Navy Milestone C Decision; Doug Shaffer Comments

Northrop Grumman has wrapped up the operational assessment phase for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system the company designed for the U.S. Navy. Navy personnel and Northrop employees collaborated to check the performance of Triton during a 60-hour flight test and examined sensor imagery taken at different altitudes, Northrop said Tuesday. …

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