Northrop Grumman delivers first production IFC-4 Triton to US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that the first production IFC-4 Triton was delivered to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, on Feb. 1.

Known as B8, this is the first production Triton to be upgraded to the multi-intelligence configuration to meet the Navy’s critical maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting needs.

The Navy’s MQ-4C Triton program plans Full Operating Capability (FOC) by 2023 and to procure a total of 68 aircraft. The aircraft can fly over 24 hours at a time, at altitudes higher than 10 miles, with an operational range of 8,200 nautical miles.

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