> our title:

Upgraded MQ-4C Tritons to Pax River This Fall

> original title:

MQ-4C Tritons to Arrive At Pax River This Fall

(Source: Naval Air Systems Command; issued August 22, 2014)


PATUXENT RIVER, Md. --- MQ-4C Triton test air vehicles at Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, Calif., will fly cross-country to Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., this fall.

The MQ-4C completed a test flight Aug. 19 with updated software that enables additional beyond-line-of-sight communication capabilities. This test marked the first time Pax River's Navy System Integration Lab (NSIL) took control of the flight and landed the aircraft in Palmdale.

It was also the first time the aircraft used a wide band satellite communications command and control link, which allows for rapid transmission of data.

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