RAAF drone to cut hitchhiker biosecurity risks from illegal boat arrivals

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June 22 2024 - 6:00pm
Arrival of Royal Australian Air Force MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. Picture by RAAF/SGT Andrew Eddie.
Arrival of Royal Australian Air Force MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System at RAAF Base Tindal in the Northern Territory. Picture by RAAF/SGT Andrew Eddie.

Australia's first unmanned surveillance aircraft has arrived from the United States and is being prepared to patrol the nation's northern waters as illegal boat arrivals raise concerns of a biosecurity incursion from marine landings.

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Jason Gregory

National Rural Affairs Writer

National rural affairs writer for ACM's agricultural print and digital publications, covering federal politics, agri-politics and life in the regions. 2023 National Rural Press Club award winner. Send story tips to jason.gregory@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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