The U.S. Navy’s new “herald of the sea,” the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton, is within one year of being handed over to operational users for deployment to Guam in the Western Pacific in 2018. The long-endurance unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft, named after the trumpet-blowing son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the seas, represents the Navy’s largest investment in unmanned technology until the planned MQ-25 Stingray, valued at $14.4 billion for 68 operational ...

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