Northrop Grumman unveils US Navy's first MQ-4C BAMS unmanned aircraft

Issue No. 13 | July 01-15, 2012

Northrop Grumman Corporation unveiled the first US Navy MQ-4C Triton broad area maritime surveillance unmanned aircraft system (BAMS UAS) recently.

“Northrop Grumman is proud to provide our US Navy customer with the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, a key element of the BAMS UAS programme, representing the future of naval aviation and a strategic element of the US Navy,” said Duke Dufresne, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector Vice President and General Manager for Unmanned Systems. “The BAMS UAS programme will revolutionise persistent maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. We are honoured to serve the US Navy and our nation’s allies in the quest to build and maintain a strong and cooperative global maritime domain.”

The Northrop Grumman BAMS UAS is a versatile maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system to support a variety of missions while operating independently or in direct collaboration with fleet assets. When operational, BAMS will play a key role in providing commanders with a persistent, reliable picture of surface threats, covering vast areas of open ocean and littoral regions as the unmanned segment of the Navy’s Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Force.