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Northrop Grumman Awarded Over $255Mln to Produce Triton Drones

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Northrop Grumman Systems has been awarded more than $255 million for the production and support of three MQ-4C Triton drones, the US Department of Defense said in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Triton will support a wide range of missions for the US Navy, including maritime intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance patrol; signals intelligence; search and rescue; and communications relay, the Defense Department noted.

"Northrop Grumman Systems is being awarded [a] $255.2 million… contract for the procurement [of] three… MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, training courseware and tooling," the release stated on Tuesday.

Production of the Triton will take place in a dozen US states and Canada, and will be completed in August 2020, according to the announcement.

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