7 January 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and the US Navy said they have completed nine initial flight tests of the Triton unmanned aircraft system, marking the half-way point in a process called envelope expansion.
During envelope expansion, the test team validates the aircraft´s ability to operate at a range of altitudes, speeds and weights. The flights are taking place at the company´s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif.
“Completion of envelope expansion will allow the test team to prepare for installation and further testing of Triton´s surveillance sensors,” said Mike Mackey, Northrop Grumman´s Triton program director.
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