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  • Navy, Northrop Celebrate Triton UAS Flight Operations at Point Mugu, Calif. - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    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 2018. A newly refurbished hangar […] More

  • Raytheon to Produce Targeting Systems, Electronic Unit for Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon to Produce Targeting Systems, Electronic Unit for Navy MQ-4C Triton UAS

    Raytheon has received a three-year, $7.21 million contract to produce three multi-spectral targeting systems and one electronic unit to the U.S. Navy. The company will provide the MTS “B” AN/DAS-3 systems and electronic unit to support low-rate initial production of lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems, the Defense Department said Thursday. DoD noted Raytheon will perform work in McKinney, […] More

  • Report: Northrop to Deliver 2 Triton Drones to Navy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 will test the two Triton […] More

  • Navy OKs SBIR Program to Mature RDRTec Sense and Avoid Radar for Triton UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy OKs SBIR Program to Mature RDRTec Sense and Avoid Radar for Triton UAS

    The U.S. Navy has approved the proceeding of a Small Business Innovation Research program which will further the development of an RDRTec-built airborne collision and avoidance system designed to support the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. RDRTec said Wednesday the Common Radar Airborne Collision Avoidance System is a C-band radar built to offer sense and avoid along […] More

  • Northrop Gets $66M Task Order to Sustain Navy Triton UAVs - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Gets $66M Task Order to Sustain Navy Triton UAVs

    Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $66.3 million task order to test and maintain MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Thursday Northrop’s systems business unit will help the service branch sustain MQ-4Cs along with mission control and operator training systems. The company will also provide field service representatives to provide technical support for […] More

  • Northrop-Sponsored Competitions Demo Robotic Air, Ground & Sea Systems - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 programmed to complete obstacle courses, […] More

  • Burns & McDonell-Designed C2 Facility to Support Navy's Maritime Surveillance Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Burns & McDonell-Designed C2 Facility to Support Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Operations

    The U.S. Navy has opened a command-and-control complex, designed by Burns & McDonnell, to support broad area maritime surveillance operations at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida Burns & McDonnell said Tuesday the complex houses a tactical operations center for manned P-8A surveillance aircraft and a MQ-4C Triton squadron that supports the Navy’s unmanned aerial vehicle program. The facility is built to comply […] More

  • Navy Tests Updated Software of Northrop-Built Triton UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 operational capability status for the […] More

  • Northrop to Support Navy Triton UAV Mgmt Software, Airborne Collision Avoidance Tech - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Support Navy Triton UAV Mgmt Software, Airborne Collision Avoidance Tech

    Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a one-year, $9.6 million order to design, develop, analyze, integrate and test software for the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. The Defense Department said Monday that Northrop will support the vehicle management software correction of deficiencies and integration of configuration updates into the MQ-4C under the cost-plus-fixed-fee order. DoD added the company will analyze and […] More

  • Northrop to Enter Low-Rate Initial Production for MQ-4C Triton UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Enter Low-Rate Initial Production for MQ-4C Triton UAS

    Northrop Grumman has obtained approval from Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall to begin low-rate initial production of the company’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy‘s surveillance operations. The Navy said Friday the milestone C decision represents the beginning of the production and deployment stage of the Triton UAS program. Sean Burke, Triton program manager at […] More

  • Navy Tests Data Exchange Between Triton UAS, Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Tests Data Exchange Between Triton UAS, Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft

    The U.S. Navy has tested the communication features of Northrop Grumman's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system during a flight test held June 2 at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. MQ-4C Triton exchanged full-motion video data with a Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft during the demonstration, the Navy said Wednesday. The test […] More

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