The world’s largest UAV completed the final tests




The world’s largest UAV completed the final tests

In the world of military and civilian targets created many different UAVs . They come in different designs, may have a different purpose, to be completely different sizes . Northrop Grumman’s representatives reported that they have completed the final tests UAV Triton MQ-4C, which is the largest UAV in the world.

Unmanned giant wingspan is 39.6 meters, which is almost the wingspan airliner Boeing 757. The device is equipped with an array of modern sensors and actuators that enable capture “view” portion of the surface with a diameter of 3700 kilometers, which is not available to any other machine in this class, according to

Самый большой беспилотник MQ-4C Triton

Triton MQ-4C equipped with the latest anti-icing systems, static electricity and lightning strikes. This allows him to observe how high in the atmosphere and fall into a layer of dense storm clouds. Design feature also allows him drone withstand strong winds, with whom he may encounter during takeoff and landing.

During recent tests unmanned Triton MQ-4C made ​​a flight at an altitude of 15 miles over 9.5 hours. In combat mode UAV can continuously stay in the air for 24 hours.

Самый большой беспилотник MQ-4C Triton

Northrop Grumman company began developing Triton MQ-4C in 2008 with the support of the U.S. military and funding in the amount of $ 1.16 billion. The project is expected to produce 68 such devices, the supply of which were due to start in 2015, but some difficulties have pushed back that date to 2017.
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