Triton UAV to Enhance US Maritime Surveillance – i-HLS

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The US Navy will be able to ensure nearly constant maritime surveillance with multiple drones cycling around a California base and monitoring the seas. The US Naval Base Mugu received its first MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicle recently. According to, the system is comparable in size to a Boeing 757.

The Triton is designed to provide a continuous source of information in a maritime battle environment, the Navy said. The sensors on the drone can identify and monitor ships from 16.5 kilometers in the air while sending data to naval officers in near real-time, according to authorities. It can remain in the air for up to 24 hours, depending on the altitude. The ... read more at: