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Thursday, September 10, 2015

DSEI 2015: Northrop pushes for UK Triton

MQ-4C TritonNorthrop Grumman is making one last push at DSEI for Triton UAS to fulfil UK maritime surveillance capability gap before the release of the pending UK defence review.

The company is hoping that the UK will select the MQ-4C Triton to accompany a manned maritime patrol aircraft (MPA) to fulfil the capability gap left by the retirement of the MRA4 Nimrod.

‘We believe that there’s an opportunity for the UK to look at the potential uses for a manned and unmanned aircraft fleet for conducting maritime patrol,’ Drew Flood, Triton executive for Europe told Shephard.

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