Accession Number:

ADA614845

Title:

MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (MQ-4C Triton)

Descriptive Note:

Selected acquisition rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System MQ-4C Triton is an integrated System of Systems and a force multiplier for the Joint Force and Fleet Commander, enhancing battlespace awareness and shortening the sensor-to-shooter kill chain. The system provides multiple-sensor, persistent maritime and littoral Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance data collection and dissemination as well as an airborne communications relay capability to Combatant Commanders, Expeditionary Strike Group Commanders, Carrier Strike Group Commanders, and other designated U.S. and Joint Commanders. The addition of a de-icing capability over the baseline Global Hawk provides operators with the capability to transition through icing conditions. The mission sensors installed on the MQ- 4C Triton provide 360 degree radar and Electro-OpticalInfrared coverage. Additional functionality that optimizes the system for maritime search operations includes an Automatic Identification System and an Electronic Support Measures with Specific Emitter Identification. The MQ-4C Triton is a tactical, land-based, forward deployed platform that will operate from five operational sites orbits worldwide. It will provide surveillance when no other naval forces are present and will support operations in the littorals. Furthermore, the asset will respond to Theater level operational or National strategic taskings.

Subject Categories:

  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE