MQ-4C Triton

Last updated: 17 Jan 2015


The MQ-4C Triton air vehicle is based upon the United States Air Force (USAF) RQ-4B Global Hawk, while its sensors are based upon components of (or entire systems) already fielded in the DoD inventory. Along with the P-8A manned aircraft, the MQ-4C Triton is integral to the Navy's Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) Family of Systems (FoS). The MPRF is the operational agent for the MQ-4C Triton and Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (CPRG) is the fleet sponsor for the manned/unmanned integration concept.


General Characteristics

Primary Function: Persistent Maritime ISR
Builder: Northrop Grumman
Propulsion: Rolls-Royce AE3007H
Endurance: 24 + hours
Length: 47.6 feet (14.5 meters)
Wingspan: 130.9 feet (39.9 meters)
Height: 15.4 feet (4.7 meters)
Speed: 320 knots (approximately 368 mph)
Crew: Five per ground station (Air Vehicle Operator, Tactical Coordinator, 2 Mission Payload Operators, SIGINT coordinator)

Point of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command

47123 Buse Rd, Bldg
2272, Suite 246
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1547

PEO (U&W) Public Affairs Officer
(301) 757-9703

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