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MQ-4C Triton

Country of Origin: USA

issues and notes

The Triton's first flight, which took place on May 22, 2013, was delayed five months by issues with the aircraft's integrated mission management computer and flight-control surfaces. Vibration testing also revealed a potential coupled flutter problem in a particular area of the planned flight envelope, reported Aviation Week & Space Technology for May 27, 2013. Northrop Grumman was adding a counterbalance to the V-tail ruddervaters to deal with the possible issue.

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