Air Force is acquiring the MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS). The MQ-4C Triton is disrupting traditional concepts used for Maritime Patrol Aviation. With its long range and endurance, it will enable teams of Air Force remote pilots, mission specialists, and ground crew to plan and conduct airborne search missions across all areas of Australia’s primary operating environment, form their fixed home base. The reconfigurable multi-station ground control station provides options to concurrently manage a single sortie mission or multiple sorties within a single or multiple discrete missions.
The integration of the MQ-4C Triton RPAS to the Distributed Ground Station - Australia (DGS-AUS) will deliver a networked capability that not only enables the ground control of the Triton mission but also connects the mission outputs to networked users located throughout the Defence-wide networked organisation, including aircrew flying the P-8A Poseidon. MQ-4C Triton will be the fifth-generation disruption to maritime surveillance.