Australia buys high-tech drones to monitor South China Sea, Pacific

Squadron Leader Col Gray inspecting a full scale mock up of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. Picture: AFP

CANBERRA, 27 JUNE 2018 (SBS) – Australia will spend $7 billion (US$5.1 billion) on a fleet of six long-range unmanned drones to monitor the seas around Australia and feed intelligence to its partners in the Five Eyes alliance. The Triton drones, which have the wingspan of a commercial jet and can fly uninterrupted for more […]

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