With first flight of the U.S. Navy’s Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton imminent, Australia has announced it will formally request cost, capability and availability information on the high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft. The potential boost comes as Northrop struggles to keep its RQ-4B Global Hawk program alive, with the U.S. Air Force cutting production and Germany announcing it will not procure Euro Hawk variants. Ahead of first flight, the Triton has performed high-speed ...

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