50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Australian Minchan Aviation to provide structure components for MQ-4C Triton UAS

Download: Printable PDF Date: 27 Aug 2015 12:51 category:
Publisher:
Australian Minchan Aviation to provide structure components for MQ-4C Triton UAS - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova

Northrop Grumman Corporation has awarded a second Australian supplier contract to Mincham Aviation for the U.S. Navy's MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) initial production lot.

South Australia-based Mincham Aviation will manufacture aircraft structure components for the first low-rate production lot of four Triton air vehicles. This second supplier contract follows one awarded in July to Ferra Engineering for mechanical sub-assemblies.

"We are pleased to be able to further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to developing and fostering capabilities in local supply chains," said Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. "We will continue to look to offer opportunities to quality-focused Australian companies to be involved in the production and sustainment of Triton, which will be one of the U.S. Navy's and Royal Australian Air Force's key capabilities for many years to come."

Northrop Grumman's engagement with Mincham Aviation and Ferra Engineering were facilitated through the Australian Department of Defence's Global Supply Chain program. Under the Global Supply Chain initiative, international companies such as Northrop Grumman can assess Australian industry and provide them the opportunity to compete for business around the world on a value-for-money basis.

Australian companies have also received requests from Northrop Grumman for quotations to provide components for follow-on low rate production lots. These industry opportunities include cables, complex machined and composite assemblies, as well as special tooling and test equipment.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his government's intent to purchase the Triton UAS for high-altitude, long-endurance surveillance missions in March 2014. Triton can fly missions up to 24 hours and at altitudes of over 55,000 feet, covering vast areas of ocean and coastal regions. Its unique sensor suite provides a continuous on-station presence in a 360-degree field of view for some of the most demanding surveillance missions.



Loading comments for Australian Minchan Aviation to provide structure components for MQ-4C Triton UAS...


Recommended

Caribbean Aviation meetup discoveries - Tropic Ocean Airways

One of the main topics during Caribbean Aviation Meetup was the lack of connections between island in the region. Where came the company actually offering a solution – amphibious aircraft. Tropi...

Happy birthday - 30 years of FACC

30 years of FACC: Since its foundation in 1989, FACC has developed from a start-up into a globally leading technology group in the aerospace industry. Today, all major players in the aviation industry...

Two more Gulfstream Jets joined Qatar Executive fleet

Qatar Executive confirmed the delivery of two new state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets providing even more passengers with a luxurious, unique and refined flying experience. The private jet charte...

Efficient Digital Maintenance, Green Supply Management

3rdCivil Aircraft Operation Support Technology International Forum was successfully held in Tianjin With the support of national strategies and industrial policies, China civil aviation industry ha...