Germany Purchases MQ-4C Triton Drones For $2B

By Matthew Beinart | April 6, 2018
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MQ-4C Triton. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $2.5 billion deal with Germany for Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential foreign military sale on Wednesday.

Germany has requested to purchased four MQ-4C Triton UAS, which will be modified versions of the Navy’s Triton configuration.

“The proposed sale of the MQ-4C Triton will close a crucial capability gap and will enhance bilateral and NATO interoperability and will help ensure that Germany is able to continue to monitor and deter regional threats,” the DSCA said in the statement.

Under the deal, Germany would also receive one mission control station with a main operating base and forward operating base, as well as 10 Kearfott Inertial Navigation System/Global Position Systems.


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