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Bell awarded $10M contract for Procurement of 3 B407 Airframes

Bell awarded $10M contract for Procurement of 3 B407 Airframes

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $9,852,575 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of up to three Bell 407 variant commercial airframes, associated Bell 407 unique components, and preservation and storage in the support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout.  Work will be performed in Ozark, Alabama, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Mar-18

Larger Fire Scout a ‘Great Fit’ for the Navy

Larger Fire Scout a ‘Great Fit’ for the Navy

The larger version of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has completed 297 test sorties and is slated to begin initial operational testing and evaluation in 2016, the Navy program manager said April 13. See Full Story

Source: Sea Power, 15-Apr-15

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Fire Scout operates in four US states on the same day

Fire Scout operates in four US states on the same day

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. — Across the United States, the Navy’s Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle took the skies, operating in four different locations ashore and afloat, Nov.18. Over the course of one day, teams from the Navy and industry partner Northrop Grumman tested the aircraft at… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 02-Dec-10

First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

First Fire Scouts arrive FRC East

[Refers to April event, but web posted 4 June] Fleet Readiness Center East began its new role as one of the Navy’s depot repair points for the MQ-8B Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle when it inducted its first two Fire Scouts, April 19. The Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter that is… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Jun-10

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust

During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3. McInerney launched one of its two embarked Fire Scout’s to test different functions and settings when… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Apr-10

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System (VUAS) demonstrated how the U.S. Army and other land forces could rely on its ability to ferry unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and other logistics items into combat zones during the Army’s recent Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. Fire Scout demonstrated how the… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Feb-10

Cubic’s Fire Scout Data Link Delivers Clear Video Imagery During US Army Training Exercise

Cubic’s Fire Scout Data Link Delivers Clear Video Imagery During US Army Training Exercise

Cubic Defense Applications, Inc., the defense systems business of Cubic Corporation (CUB 32.42, -0.02, -0.06%) , announced its Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) successfully transmitted video imagery to warfighters during a U.S. Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) exercise in Georgia this January. Cubic’s data link system aboard the Northrop Grumman-developed MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned… Read more »

Source: Cubic, 12-Feb-10

MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army’s One System(TM) Remote Video Terminal

MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army’s One System(TM) Remote Video Terminal

A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) land-based MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System, designated P7, successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Army’s One System(R) Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., the week of November 23. Fire Scout’s OSRVT demonstration illustrates its readiness to support Brigade Combat Teams. Designed and produced by AAI Corporation,… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-Jan-10

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Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Fire Scout Completes Successful Maritime Sensors Demonstration

Northrop Grumman’s Unmanned Fire Scout Completes Successful Maritime Sensors Demonstration

Fire Scout was equipped with the Telephonics’ radar and FLIR Electro Optical Infrared system, and highlighted the versatility of the unmanned helicopter’s modular payload architecture and its flexibility in integrating off-the-shelf payloads.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 22-Dec-09

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy Unmanned Fire Scout Nears Operational Evaluation

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-developedMQ-8B Fire Scout VTUAV recently completed flight tests aboard the USS McInerney. This is part of a series of shipboard evaluations leading to Operational Evaluation (OpEval) scheduled for this fall.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 11-Aug-09

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Aircraft Provided a Real-time Video Feed

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Aircraft Provided a Real-time Video Feed

A Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) testing in the U.S. provided a real-time video feed of electro-optical/ infrared sensor (EO/IR) imagery to participants at the Paris Air Show recently.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 16-Jul-09

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Northrop Grumman Completes First Flight of Land-Based MQ-8B Fire Scout

Source: Northrop Grumman, 01-Jul-09

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US Navy frigate hosts latest Fire Scout trials

Source: Navy Times, 29-Jun-09

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Jun-09

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U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Completes Second Test Period Onboard USS McInerney

These operations marked the first time that the Navy operated an autonomous VTUAV aboard a surface combatant vessel.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 05-May-09

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Northrop Grumman Receives U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Contract Award for Third Year of Low Rate Initial Production

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Feb-09

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