Navy officials accept delivery of first operational MQ-4C

NAVAL BASE VENTURY COUNTY, Calif. U.S. Navy officials received the first operational MQ-4C Triton aircraft at the U.S. Navy facility in Point Mugu.

is expected to deliver the second operational later this year. Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu is home to the maintenance detachment of Unmanned Patrol Squadron (VUP)19. Maintainers will prepare the first two operational Triton aircraft for its employment to Guam, scheduled next year.

VUP-19, the ’s first unmanned patrol squadron, is based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida. Pilots and operators will fly the unmanned Triton aircraft from NAS Jacksonville.

The Navy has announced plans to deploy Triton to NAS Mayport, Florida, NAS Sigonella, Italy and the Middle East in the future.

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