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Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has confirmed Australia will purchase an additional Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton, bringing the nation's fleet to three.

Air Shows

It touched down with a quiet grace - the first time ever a Northrop Grumman Global Hawk unmanned aircraft has landed during an airshow.


Australian firms stand to gain substantial work from the Triton unmanned aircraft program as the RAAF progressively rolls out an advanced capability to conduct long-range maritime surveillance.


Australia is to acquire six Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime unmanned aerial systems (MUAS), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on Tuesday. The first RAAF Triton is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2023, initial operating capability (IOC) is planned to follow 12 months later, and a full operational capability (FOC) of all six systems is scheduled for

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