Navy to add unmanned aircraft Triton to Guam fleet

NAVAL BASE GUAM — The U.S. Navy’s first Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 (VUP-19), based in Jacksonville, Fla., will operate and maintain the unmanned aircraft system MQ-4C Triton to support overseas operations to include Guam beginning in fiscal 2018, Lt. Timothy Gorman, public affairs officer for Joint Region Marianas, told the Journal.

The early operational capability to Guam in 2018 will provide the fleet with two aircraft in the baseline configuration, known as integrated functional capability 3. When fully operational, the MQ-4C Triton will raise awareness of the maritime environment by maintaining five continuous operational orbits around . . .

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