The U.S. Navy’s quest to open up new seagoing roles for unmanned aviation took another major step forward on May 22 with the first flight of the unmanned Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude maritime surveillance aircraft from the company’s Palmdale, Calif., facility. Coming close on the heels of the successful May 14 catapult test of Northrop’s X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator from the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier, the first flight of the maritime patrol ...


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