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Mayport selected as home base for Navy Triton drone system
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:39:48 AM »
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Naval Station Mayport was selected to base a new squadron of Triton unmanned aerial surveillance drones. Mayport will house eight Triton drones, along with 400 sailors and their families to support the new squadron.

Full article: http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/news/2017/02/16/mayport-selected-as-home-base-for-navy-triton.html
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Re: Mayport selected as home base for Navy Triton drone system
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 11:56:29 AM »
Seems like a great thing, economically, for Jacksonville. I wonder what the average salary is for the new sailors.

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Re: Mayport selected as home base for Navy Triton drone system
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 12:26:38 PM »
Seems like a great thing, economically, for Jacksonville. I wonder what the average salary is for the new sailors.

Not sure about the Navy, but USAF has been throwing large bonuses to recruit drone pilots.  Up to 133k depending on long you stay.

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Re: Mayport selected as home base for Navy Triton drone system
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 12:48:02 PM »
Seems like a great thing, economically, for Jacksonville. I wonder what the average salary is for the new sailors.

Not sure about the Navy, but USAF has been throwing large bonuses to recruit drone pilots.  Up to 133k depending on long you stay.

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Re: Mayport selected as home base for Navy Triton drone system
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 02:08:53 PM »
These UAVs are highly autonomous.  From what I understand they pilots basically monitor takeoff and landing and then they're basically hands off.  The training and actual flight control center is on NAS Jax.
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