Production begins on fuselages for new surveillance drones
by Associated Press
Published: November 14,2012
MOSS POINT — Production has begun at a Northrop Grumman plant in Moss Point on fuselages for a new line of surveillance drones.
Officials marked the development yesterday with a ceremony at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Plant.
The Triton high-altitude surveillance drone being built for the Navy will be able to stay aloft for 24 hours, flying at an altitude of 11 miles and covering 2,000 miles of ocean at a time. Northrop, which is set to build 68 for the Navy, has produced two test models.
After Moss Point constructs a fuselage, it is to be sent to Palmdale, Calif., for final assembly.
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