Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) issued the following statement regarding the delivery of the first operational MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aerial System to Point Mugu:
“The delivery of the first Triton marks a huge milestone for the Navy. Point Mugu will be the west coast home for this next-generation unmanned aircraft – a testament to Naval Base Ventura County’s essential role for our country’s long-term national security. The Triton program also brings with it hundreds of jobs at our base, further strengthening our local economy. I am so proud to represent Naval Base Ventura County and the more than 19,000 active duty and civilian personnel who work there. I also look forward to welcoming all the new personnel and their families who will come to Ventura County to work on the Triton program in years to come.”
Congresswoman Brownley has long spearheaded the Congressional effort to fund and support development of the Triton program. The Triton will provide the Navy with improved maritime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, and will also be capable of aiding humanitarian and disaster relief activities across the globe.