The high-altitude maritime surveillance UAV Northrop Grumman has been developing for the U.S. Navy since 2008, the MQ-4C Triton, is almost ready to embark on its first operational assignment to the island of Guam in the Pacific. The Navy has been constructing a massive hangar and maintenance facility at Andersen AFB there, one large enough to shelter four of the gliderlike aircraft against the tropical rains that prevail from July to November. From this outpost, the Triton, named after the ...

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