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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 vcstar.com, 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 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