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1 MQ-4C TRITON AAUS Australia October 2013 MQ-4C Triton Program Update

2 Legacy of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles OQ-2 OQ-19/SD-1 RP-76 BQM-74 X-47A Pegasus Combat Dawn RQ-8A Fire Scout Compass Cope BQM-34 Compass Arrow Firebolt AQM-34 SPA M324 BQM-145A RQ-4A Global Hawk RMAX Hunter II MQ-5B Hunter E-Hunter RQ-5A Hunter MQ-8B Fire Scout USA/USN MQ-8B Fire Scout USA/USN X-47B J-UCAS USN/USAF X-47B J-UCAS USN/USAF BQM-74F RQ-4B Global Hawk USN/USAF RQ-4B Global Hawk USN/USAF Approved for Public Release: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Case Dated 4/22/10 AS-DSEA

3 Navy MQ-4C Evolution BLOCK 0 (ACTD) BLOCK 10 EO/IR/Radar Maritime Modes/AIS/ESM One aircraft – based w/USAF in CENTCOM Three additional Block 10 in Pax River Extend maritime ops until BAMS IOC MQ-4C Maritime AESA radar EO-IR turret (MTS-B Variant) ESM system AIS and comm relay Anti-icing and net comms NATO AGSBLOCK 40 Eleven vehicles MP-RTIP AESA radar (NGAS with Raytheon and NGES as subs) Ground/maritime radar surveillance Block xx & Others USAF follow-on with open architecture ground station New payloads International – FMS Twenty one vehicles Raytheon enhanced ISS (longer range) NGIS Adv Signals Intel Payload (ASIP) NASA Euro Hawk (SIGINT) BLOCK 20 BLOCK 30 (MULTI-INT) Three BACN Six USAF aircraft First of new configuration Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: 88ABW ; 66ABW ; NGAS ; NAVAIR , 12 August 2011; NGAS Two ACTD AVs (jointly managed with NGC) Environmental Science Campaigns KQ-X DARPA Air-to-Air Refueling Two Block additional ACTD in place BAMS-D First aircraft delivered Four aircraft in work 5 aircraft

4 MQ-4C Triton UAS Program of Record Maritime Patrol & Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) community P-8A Poseidon Adjunct Leverages Pilot, TACCO, and AWO expertise Persistent maritime Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) UAS Provides a persistent maritime Common Operational Picture –Surface Warfare (SUW) during Major Combat Operations –Trip Wire – Intelligence Preparation of the Environment –Homeland Defense / Overseas Contingency Operations This capability has never been needed more as we rebalance toward the Pacific, BAMS [Triton] will provide an asymmetric advantage to the U.S. Navy. Long range persistent surveillance transforms the nature of warfare at sea. Admiral Mark Ferguson, VCNO, July 2012 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 15 August 2011

5 Originally a six-month demonstration –Successful capability now used operationally for more than three years Surpassed 10,000 flight hours in April 2013 Informing decisions on Triton to provide even greater capability to fleet commanders –Design –Operational CONOPS –Capabilities RQ-4A BAMS-Demonstration Program DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

6 MQ-4C Triton UAS Integrated Maritime Patrol Concept Globally Responsive and Persistent Force - 24/7 coverage of maritime areas of interest Multi-Spectrum Intelligence Collection - employ an array of sensors to provide the COCOM Maritime Domain Awareness Fully Networked Platforms – collect and share intelligence data to a wide variety of users Transformational Mixed Force: Effective, Efficient Mission Capability Tailored to the Warfighters Requirements DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

7 SDD Program Status Program has entered flight test phase –Envelope expansion through CY2013 in Palmdale, CA –Complete flight test program at NAS Patuxent River –Conduct Operational Assessment in 4Q FY2014 –Continue System Integration Lab testing of software/hardware in support of flight test program Milestone C in 2Q FY2015 Initial Operational Capability in 2017 Focus is on providing effective and affordable capability to the fleet DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

8 Recent Accomplishments Completed SDD-1 Flights 1 through 7 Completed Software Coding of IFC-2 Initiated SIL Sensor Integration and IFC-2 Testing Completed 25 MFAS radar surrogate flights Navy SIL integrated into the test network Navy FOB integrated with IFC 1.2 in support of Flight 3 MFAS and ESM powered-up in TSC BAMS Demonstration program surpassed 10,000 flight hours Triton Test Hangar completed Breaking ground for Jacksonville Training Facility Australia FMS Planning Case signed DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

9 V-Tail and Secondary Structure Aurora Flight Sciences Bridgeport, WV Communications L3 Communications Salt Lake City, UT Due Regard ITT Van Nuys, CA Wing Triumph Aerostructures Vought Integrated Programs Division Dallas, TX AMMS, IMMC Curtiss Wright Santa Clarita, CA ESM Sierra Nevada Corporation Sparks, NV Engine Rolls-Royce Indianapolis, IN Multi-Function Active Sensor Northrop Grumman Baltimore, MD EO/IR Turret Raytheon McKinney, TX Dulles, VA UAVC2 Mission Control System Northrop Grumman Hollywood, MD Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton UAS Industry TeamFuselage Northrop Grumman Moss Point, MS Final Assembly Northrop Grumman Palmdale, CA 9 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited , 17 February 2011.

10 Hail & bird strike resistance Lightning protection Fuel Vapor and Fire Sensing Fire containment, resistive materials More reliable power distribution units Dual ice detectors Improved ECS / LCS Cooling KN-4074 PGE (improved navigation) AMMS Enhanced Cooling Enhanced Prognostic Health Management (pHM) Thermo-Mechanical Expulsion Deicing System (TMEDS) Bleed Air Engine Inlet Anti-icing WB KA SATCOM (Wideband Geospatial Satellite) for increased oceanic coverage Wing Strength improvements for gust loads Active fuel system Cg control Improved radome structural strength & aerodynamics Fixed fairing for EO/IR FADEC SW changes Federated Communications architecture Aircrew training device embedded in Main Operating Base Mission Control System Forward fuselage strength for sensors Upgrade to 30 KVA Generator New 270 V power convertor IMMC processors refresh AMMS Processor Growth Margin Due Regard 360° maritime Radar / EO-IR / ESM / AIS High / Low profile Performance Availability MQ-4C Triton UAS Improvements DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

11 MQ-4C Triton UAS Air Vehicle Configuration Length47.6 ft Wingspan130.9 ft Max Takeoff Wt32,250 lb Cruise Speed (KTAS)330 knots GTOW Rate of Climb (SL)2,800 fpm Operational Ceiling60,000 ft Max Un-refueled Range>9,550 nm Endurance>24 hr 9 CDL Dish Antenna (Port and Starboard) Hail and Bird Strike Resistance De-icing AN/ZPY-3 Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) Maritime Radar 360° X-Band 2D AESA Radar Maritime and Air/Ground Modes AN/ZLQ-1 ESM 360° FOR Rolls-Royce AE3007H 23+ Million hrs 8,500 lb Thrust (SL) Metallic Fuselage Graphite Wing External Provisions Automatic Identification System (AIS) Advanced Mission Management System (AMMS) Onboard Server Data Correlation Payload & Bandwidth Control Graphite Empennage Due Regard Radar Safe Separation MQ-4C Triton UAS Specs Space, Weight & Power WB Satcom AN/DAS-3 EO/IR 360° Field of Regard Auto-Target Tracking Hi Res EO/IR at Multiple FOVs Multi-Mode Color Video Internal Payload3,200 lb External Payload2,400 lb Power AC30.0 kVA Power DC400 A Pressurized Space180 cu ft Unpressurized Space45 cu ft External Unpressurized Space132 cu ft Backup Battery Power45 min 11 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 30 November 2011.

12 Sensors: Multi-Function Active Sensor (MFAS) Risk Reduction 27 surrogate flight tests completed on Gulfstream II Focused on mode maturation and radar stability Demonstrated modes: Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), limited Maritime Surface Surveillance (MSS), and Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) Demonstrated stable navigation solution Work ahead includes mode transition maturity DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

13 Maritime Surface Surveillance 360-Degree Scan Provides persistent broad area surveillance of maritime and littoral environments Provides 360-deg azimuth coverage and variable size sector scan Range is covered using a 2-bar scan approach for improved performance in near and far range Provides the following outputs to AMMS –A STANAG-4607 compliant target report –A clutter map Radar hits are sent to the BAMS tracker for scan-to-scan correlation and tracking DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 12 August 2011; NGAS

14 Image While Scan (IWS) Image While Scan provides a capability to interleave very short duration ISAR functions (ISAR snapshot and High Range Resolution (HRR)) during MSS scans –Optimizes radar timeline –Provides initial range profile/snapshot to help operator prioritize ISAR classification of targets and re-establish tracks DDG Tanker Container DDG DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 12 August 2011; NGAS

15 MFAS ISAR Supports the classification of objects in the maritime environment (fine image resolution) Provides the following outputs –A STANAG-4607 compliant target report –NITF 2.1 compliant images Images are taken at selectable rates and resolutions Still images can be viewed as frames in a video to show target motion Range performance Bulk CargoLPD DDG Cargo DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 12 August 2011; NGAS

16 Strip Synthetic Aperture Radar (Strip-SAR) Mode Provides images of the ground and stationary targets –Strip SAR continuously images the ground along a fixed line. As the platform moves, a linear set of contiguous images is created Provides the following outputs –A NITF 2.1 compliant image Selectable size and resolution DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 12 August 2011; NGAS

17 Provides images of the ground and stationary targets –Spot SAR covers a ground patch in a single beam Provides the following outputs –A NITF 2.1 compliant image – Selectable size and resolution Spot Synthetic Aperture Radar (Spot-SAR) Mode DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 12 August 2011; NGAS

18 Force Structure Five orbits each consisting of a MOB and a FOB - Main Operating Base (MOB): mission control - Forward Operating Base (FOB): launch and recovery Four Unmanned Aircraft Organized into two squadrons (VUP-19 and VUP-11) Mission control at CONUS MOBs, Aircraft maintained and launched at FOBs DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited , 15 August 2011.

19 Regional ISR Cooperation DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited , 17 February MQ-4C provides 24/7 Coverage Operations from Five Main Operating Bases MQ-4C Fleet would network with fully interoperable USAF and USN UAVs to deliver a combined ISR fleet AS-DSEA

20 MCS Design *Provisions will be made for 3 rd Instructor Operator Station. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited, , 2 Nov

21 Main Operating Base (MOB) Mission Control System (MCS) Design 21 6 Operator Stations –4 main operator stations: Pilot, Mission CDR, 2 Sensor Operators –2 transit pilot stations (manned only during multiple aircraft OPS) Interface with MPRF Tactical Operations Center Fully Integrated Mission Systems Trainer (MST) DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited , 30 April 2009

22 FY13FY14FY15FY16FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21 Baseline Airborne Communication s Relay Signals Intelligence Future Capabilities Room for Growth in Current Sensors Moving Target Indicator / Weather Mode / IFF Interrogation Laser Designation / Range Finding in EO/IR Room for Growth in Current Sensors Moving Target Indicator / Weather Mode / IFF Interrogation Laser Designation / Range Finding in EO/IR Robust Signals Intelligence Capability Robust Signals Intelligence Capability Robust Communications Relay Airborne / Battlegroup Networking Level of Interoperability (LOI) 4 Afloat JALN Maritime Domain Solution Robust Communications Relay Airborne / Battlegroup Networking Level of Interoperability (LOI) 4 Afloat JALN Maritime Domain Solution 360° Maritime Sensors (Radar / ESM / EO-IR / AIS) Persistent ISR: 24/7 365 Mission Radius: 2000NM 360° Maritime Sensors (Radar / ESM / EO-IR / AIS) Persistent ISR: 24/7 365 Mission Radius: 2000NM DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

23 Australia FMS Planning Case Foreign Military Sales (FMS) planning case –Assess Tritons capabilities as a high-altitude, long-endurance UAS for Australias maritime patrol and other surveillance requirements Australian DoD signed the FMS Letter of Agreement on Aug. 1, 2013 –Initial meetings to share technical and cost data to help inform decisions Data valuable to determine manpower, maintenance, basing and operational costs DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

24 Triton Hangar at NAS Patuxent River Hangar for Test Activities –SDD and DTA aircraft will move to NAS Patuxent River next year Research, development, test and evaluation facility –71,000 square feet –Large enough to hold three Triton aircraft –Completed March 2013 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

25 NAS Jacksonville Training Center Triton squadron pre-establishment unit (VUP- 19) to stand-up at NAS Jacksonville Training facility broke ground on June 2012 with scheduled completion in 2014 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

26 P-655, Constructs two Triton MCS and Tactical Operations Center Design complete, Contract award May 2013 Completes Nov 2014 Operational Mission Control Facility at NAS Jacksonville DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

27 SDD-1 Rolled Out 27 Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release distro unlimited NGAS /NAVAIR , 12 June 2012

28 Summary Triton is an adjunct to the P-8A and together will recapitalize MPRF mission capabilities Triton provides the fleet with a persistent maritime ISR capability –Using 360° coverage and advanced sensors, Triton will deliver unprecedented maritime domain awareness Triton team focused on successful test execution and delivery of capability to the fleet DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; Distribution is unlimited August 2013

29 DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited , 18 March 2010.


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