NAVAIR

Triton

As an adjunct to the P-8A, the MQ-4C Triton will provide combat information to operational and tactical users such as the Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), Carrier Strike Group (CSG) and the Joint Forces Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC). MQ-4C Triton will provide intelligence preparation of the environment by providing a more continuous source of information to maintain the Common Operational and Tactical Picture (COTP) of the maritime battle space.

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A trio of Tritons parked at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, are on track to begin sensor testing early this year. The third MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft arrived last month from Palmdale, California. (U.S. Navy photo)
A trio of Tritons parked at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, are on track to begin sensor testing early this year. The third MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft arrived last month from Palmdale, California. (U.S. Navy photo)

The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)

The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System arrives on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay on the East Coast for the first time Sept. 18, landing at approximately 7:53 a.m. Its arrival marks the transition from initial flight test to testing that will demonstrate Triton's capability to perform operational missions in the maritime domain. (U.S. Navy photo)
The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System arrives on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay on the East Coast for the first time Sept. 18, landing at approximately 7:53 a.m. Its arrival marks the transition from initial flight test to testing that will demonstrate Triton's capability to perform operational missions in the maritime domain. (U.S. Navy photo)

The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)
The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)

<p>The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)</p>

The MQ-4C Triton in flight over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md., Sept. 18. (U.S. Navy photo)


The unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California. The Navy will conduct Triton flight test at Patuxent River in preparation for an operational deployment in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo)
The unmanned MQ-4C Triton approaches the runway at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing its inaugural cross-country flight from California. The Navy will conduct Triton flight test at Patuxent River in preparation for an operational deployment in 2017. (U.S. Navy photo)

The Navy’s unmanned MQ-4C Triton prepares to land at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing an approximately 11-hour flight from Northrop Grumman’s California facility. (U.S. Navy photo)
The Navy’s unmanned MQ-4C Triton prepares to land at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Sept. 18 after completing an approximately 11-hour flight from Northrop Grumman’s California facility. (U.S. Navy photo)

<p>The Navy’s unmanned MQ-4C Triton flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md. while completing a ferry flight from Northrop Grumman's California facility. (U.S. Navy photo)</p>

The Navy’s unmanned MQ-4C Triton flies over Naval Air Station Patuxent, Md. while completing a ferry flight from Northrop Grumman's California facility. (U.S. Navy photo)