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Northrop Grumman to Build Additional MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman to Build Additional MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is set to build 10 additional MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters for the U. S. Navy, giving maritime commanders persistent, real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The additional build will bring the total number of MQ-8C Fire Scout air vehicles procured to 29, extending the range and endurance of naval operations…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Oct-16

Raytheon awarded $21M more for MQ-8 software upgrades

Raytheon awarded $21M more for MQ-8 software upgrades

Raytheon Co., Dulles, Virginia, is being awarded a $21,592,886 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to continue the software upgrade transition in support of the MQ-8 fire scout unmanned aircraft system tactical control system 2016 Linux cyber baseline.  Work will be performed in Dulles, Virginia, and is expected to be completed in October 2018.  Fiscal 2015 and 2016… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

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Cubic Data Link Solutions integrated into MQ-8C Fire Scout

Cubic Data Link Solutions integrated into MQ-8C Fire Scout

Cubic Global Defense (CGD), a business unit of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), announced that a Cubic designed and produced Wide Band Line of Sight (WBLOS) data link system integrated into Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout recently completed a successful operational assessment. Fire Scout is a combat proven, unmanned helicopter system that provides real-time… Read more »

Source: Cubic, 06-Apr-16

AVX working with Northrop Grumman on Phase 3 of DARPA Tern program

AVX working with Northrop Grumman on Phase 3 of DARPA Tern program

AVX Aircraft Company announced today that it is part of a team with Northrop Grumman Corporation that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected to complete Phase 3 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). AVX will be responsible for the final design, fabrication… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 22-Mar-16

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.2M for MQ-8B test and development work

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Army, Prototype Integration Facility, and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully conducted the Critical Design Review of the UH-60V BLACK HAWK program. Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-16

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8 project

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8 project

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,171,523 modification P00002 to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise options for engines, program related engineering services, integrated logistics, and training in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft system.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8B Fire Scout software

Northrop Grumman awarded $8M more for MQ-8B Fire Scout software

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,021,113 modification to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise an option for software sustainment services in support of MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems.  Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent); and Point Mugu, California (10 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Jan-16

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Northrop Grumman awarded $10M MQ-8 Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M MQ-8 Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $10,423,637 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for sustainment and logistics services in support of MQ-8 Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Services to be provided include systems and software engineering, training and integrated logistical support. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent) and Point… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Operational Assessment

MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Operational Assessment

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a successful land-based operational assessment (OA) with the unmanned, autonomous helicopter MQ-8C Fire Scout, at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Nov. 20. The OA demonstrated the endurance and sensor integration capabilities on the new MQ-8C airframe. The Fire Scout collected real time data points during… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Dec-15

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US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Aug-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems. The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search minehunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Jul-15

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Sikorsky awarded $11M modification for Jordanian UH-60M order

Sikorsky awarded $11M modification for Jordanian UH-60M order

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford Connecticut was awarded an $11,278,955 modification (P00273) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Jordan) for and additional UH-60M helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $ $11,278,955 were obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems name VP of Combat Avionics Systems

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems name VP of Combat Avionics Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Robert J. Gough vice president of the Combat Avionics Systems business unit within its Electronic Systems sector, effective immediately. In his new position, Gough will have executive responsibility for the sector’s combat avionics portfolio, including radars for the F-16, F-22A, F-35 Lightning II, and other aircraft as well as… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 22-Apr-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $83,738,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Efforts include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Northrop Grumman contract CPI Aero for MH-60S Airborne Laser Mine Detection System

Northrop Grumman contract CPI Aero for MH-60S Airborne Laser Mine Detection System

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero(R)) (NYSE MKT: CVU) has been awarded a $1.21 million contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to manufacture pod structural housings for the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value to $6.75 million. In December 2014, the U.S. Navy… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 25-Mar-15

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Northrop Grumman to Showcase Tomorrow’s Solutions for Today’s Army Aviation Force at Quad-A Summit

Northrop Grumman to Showcase Tomorrow’s Solutions for Today’s Army Aviation Force at Quad-A Summit

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight a full range of solutions aimed at providing best-value enhancements and game-changing capabilities during the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Mission Solutions Summit. The event will be held March 29-31 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Northrop Grumman’s booth 800 will spotlight… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Mar-15

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Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has selected Wind River VxWorks® 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. Part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and… Read more »

Source: Wind River, 19-Mar-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $25M MQ-8 support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $25M MQ-8 support contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, California, is being awarded a $25,848,612 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for engineering sustainment and integrated logistics services in support of MQ-8 operational, vendor, maintenance-related and laboratory support software. Services to be provided include analysis of engineering change proposals, development of plans of action and milestones, laboratory facility studies and analysis,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman highlights MQ-8C Fire Scout at Avalon Air Show

Northrop Grumman highlights MQ-8C Fire Scout at Avalon Air Show

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC, -0.98% will highlight key capabilities and programmes at the Australian International Air Show including unmanned aircraft systems; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); radars and sensor systems; and infrared countermeasures. “The Australian International Air Show provides an excellent opportunity to showcase our comprehensive capabilities,” said Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase a range of systems including airborne early warning and control, C4ISR, radars, defence electronics, cyber security and an upgraded helicopter cockpit at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition to product displays, company representatives and subject matter experts will be… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman to Participate in Barclays 2015 Industrial Select Conference

Northrop Grumman to Participate in Barclays 2015 Industrial Select Conference

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will participate in the Barclays 2015 Industrial Select Conference on Thursday, Feb. 19. Ken Bedingfield, corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and Steve Movius, corporate vice president and treasurer, will present beginning at 11:25 a.m. Eastern time. The presentation will be webcast live at www.northropgrumman.com. Northrop Grumman is a… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-15

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Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales (Euronext: HO) announces that it has been selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to supply its state of the art Flight Management System software, i-FMS200, which will be embedded in the avionics mission equipment package that Northrop Grumman will provide to upgrade the US Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The upgraded version of… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman Names VP, Corporate Strategy

Northrop Grumman Names VP, Corporate Strategy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Brett B. Lambert vice president, corporate strategy, effective Jan. 26. He will report to Mark A. Caylor, corporate vice president, president of Enterprise Services and chief strategy officer. Lambert replaces Stanley R. Szemborski who has retired from the company. In this role, Lambert will lead development and implementation of… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumma, 21-Jan-15

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US Army nears CIRCM decision between BAE SYstems and Northrop Grumman

US Army nears CIRCM decision between BAE SYstems and Northrop Grumman

The biggest threat to U.S. military helicopters flying in combat zones today is heat-seeking missiles.  The compact, shoulder-fired missiles are gradually becoming available to virtually every militant group that threatens U.S. overseas interests, and the latest versions are equipped with seekers that can readily distinguish between real targets and simple countermeasures such as flares. See… Read more »

Source: Forbes, 15-Jan-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for  Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida is being awarded a $35,514,955 firm-fixed price contract for the fabrication, integration, test and production of airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) and delivery of peculiar support equipment and engineering services to support those systems.  This contract is in support of the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-15

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Takes First Flight on US Navy destroyer

MQ-8C Fire Scout Takes First Flight on US Navy destroyer

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully flew the MQ-8C Fire Scout system for the first time off the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), Dec. 16, off the Virginia coast. After more than a year of land-based testing at Point Mugu, California, the MQ-8C Fire Scout grew its sea legs,… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 05-Jan-15

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MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies off Coast Guard Ship for First Time

MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies off Coast Guard Ship for First Time

The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750), Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu. The MQ-8B Fire Scout was controlled and operated from a Fire Scout… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Dec-14

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Delivers First Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. The system will be used by ship-based commanders to improve the Navy’s intelligence-gathering capabilities. A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=29441. The MQ-8C is an upgraded version of the existing MQ-8B Fire Scout using… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 04-Dec-14

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Supply New Mission Computer for Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter Upgrades

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Supply New Mission Computer for Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter Upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC, -0.12% has been awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‘1Z aircraft. These aircraft will be the first to benefit… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Nov-14

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Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout Prepares for Shipboard Testing

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8C Fire Scout Prepares for Shipboard Testing

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. MQ-8C Fire Scout has been undergoing rigorous flight testing and validation, which will culminate in the actual takeoff and landing on the deck of a Navy… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Oct-14

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Northrop Grumman awrded $7.9M contact for MV-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman awrded $7.9M contact for MV-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded a $7,926,639 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition undefinitized contract action (N00019-10-G-0004). This modification is for task order 0506 to procure non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite upgrade, including integration of the AN/AAQ-24(V)25 software with an electronic… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Oct-14

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Northrop Grumman to Supply New Attitude/Heading Reference System for Airbus Helicopters

Northrop Grumman to Supply New Attitude/Heading Reference System for Airbus Helicopters

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to certify and deliver its new LCR-350 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for several helicopter platforms. Developed by Northrop Grumman’s subsidiary in Germany, Northrop Grumman LITEF, the LCR-350 AHRS can be used in civil and military applications on rotary- and fixed-wing platforms, providing critical flight… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 22-Oct-14

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Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM System Completes US Army Flight Testing

Northrop Grumman’s CIRCM System Completes US Army Flight Testing

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) system recently completed another round of U.S. Army testing by demonstrating its capabilities on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. The flight test was conducted at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, by the Redstone Test Center. The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system was subjected to rigorous conditions over a… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 04-Sep-14

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Northrop Grumman Selected to Modernize Black Hawk Cockpit for US Army

Northrop Grumman Selected to Modernize Black Hawk Cockpit for US Army

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. Northrop Grumman will provide a scalable, fully integrated mission equipment package for the UH‑60L cockpit and will replace the older analog gauges with… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Aug-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $8.4M extension to MQ-8B contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $8.4M extension to MQ-8B contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,465,734 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0126) for the extension of engineering and software sustainment services in support of the Vertical Take-off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B. Work will be performed in San Diego, California,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jun-14

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Northrop Grumman Offers Newest Cockpit Technology for Multiple Platforms

Northrop Grumman Offers Newest Cockpit Technology for Multiple Platforms

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is incorporating the newest cockpit technology and open architecture design in both fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. The cornerstones of Northrop Grumman’s integrated, open system are mature and proven technology, as well as a partitioned software architecture that minimizes life cycle cost while enabling easy capability upgrades well into the future. “By… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Jun-14

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Radar upgrade increases visual reach of MQ-8B Fire Scout

Radar upgrade increases visual reach of MQ-8B Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders. Warfighters will now have the latest in radar technology to pair with their current electro-optical infrared payload. Integrating this new… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 19-Jun-14

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MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully tested aboard ship with MH-60R

MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully tested aboard ship with MH-60R

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship. A video is available on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZDG7Uk_PY…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 12-Jun-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded $24,964,058 for delivery order 0002 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for the procurement of 119 H-1 upgrade tech refresh mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-14

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Northrop Grumman and Yamaha to collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha to collaborate on Unmanned Helicopter System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., have agreed to work together to develop and market an innovative small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. Called the Rotary Bat (R-Bat), the new system merges a proven airframe produced by Yamaha, with the latest autonomous control and intelligence-gathering technologies for use in urban environments for… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-May-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $18M delivery order for V-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman awarded $18M delivery order for V-22 EW upgrade

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is being awarded $17,969,104 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0506 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0004) for non-recurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Suite upgrade, including integration of the AN/AAQ-24(V)25 software with an electronic warfare controller and the MV-22 mission computer. Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-May-14

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MQ-8C Fire Scout to undergo Electromagnetic Interference Tests

MQ-8C Fire Scout to undergo Electromagnetic Interference Tests

In preparation for ship-board flights this spring, the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)-built MQ-8C Fire Scout will be tested for its ability to operate safely in the intense electromagnetic environment aboard U.S. Navy ships. The MQ-8C Fire Scout uses specially-designed cages, known as Faraday cages, to protect sensitive equipment on the aircraft from signal interference…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 07-May-14

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Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. Under the $10.6 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Apr-14

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Northrop Grumman LITEF at Heli UK Expo

Northrop Grumman LITEF at Heli UK Expo

Northrop Grumman has confirmed their participation at the Heli UK Expo during the 3-4 June 2014, at Sywell Aerodrome. Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH (NG LITEF) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of inertial sensors – gyros and accelerometers – for navigation, reference systems and platform stabilization. Their customer base with civil and military applications covers the globe. Northrop… Read more »

Source: Heli UK Expo, 30-Apr-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $43M contract for five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman awarded $43M contract for five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $43,781,216 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0059) for the production and delivery of five MQ-8 Firescout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and one ground control station in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Apr-14

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Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

LONGBOW International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], received a $96 million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft. The five-year contract includes engineering services, integrated logistics support and an in-country repair capability. The effort is part of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-14

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Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.49% has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply its LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Bell 412 helicopter through 2017. The LCR-100 and other Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Produced by Northrop Grumman… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Feb-14

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Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

Northrop Grumman Provides Inertial Navigation Products for AW609

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide flight-critical inertial instruments on the new AW609 TiltRotor aircraft undergoing civil certification through the Federal Aviation Administration. These Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Developed by Northrop Grumman Navigation and Maritime Systems Division’s… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Feb-14

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Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight

Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight

The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.  The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown 66 hours to date. The MQ-8C air vehicle upgrade will provide longer endurance, range and greater payload capability than the MQ-8B,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-Feb-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronic, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $10,551,915 firm-fixed-price contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of 45 low rate initial production technical refresh AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters mission computers in support of Marine Corps helicopters. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded $13.8M for support of MQ-8B and MQ-8C programs

Northrop Grumman awarded $13.8M for support of MQ-8B and MQ-8C programs

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $13,857,607 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics services in support of the MQ-8B/C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle.  This work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (70 percent), and Pt. Mugu, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2014…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Nov-13

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Northrop Grumman delivers second MQ-8C Fire Scout to US Navy

Northrop Grumman delivers second MQ-8C Fire Scout to US Navy

 Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy after completing final assembly at the company’s unmanned systems center in Moss Point, Miss. The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., to conduct flight testing before using the system… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 26-Nov-13

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Northrop Grumman and US Navy Complete First Flight of MQ-8C Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman and US Navy Complete First Flight of MQ-8C Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first flight of the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif. At 12:05 p.m. the MQ-8C Fire Scout took off and flew for seven minutes in restricted airspace to validate the autonomous control systems. A second flight that took… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 01-Nov-13

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Northrop Grumman Completes Safety of Flight Testing on Common IR Countermeasure System

Northrop Grumman Completes Safety of Flight Testing on Common IR Countermeasure System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) achieved another significant milestone on its Common Infrared Countermeasure (CIRCM) program by completing safety of flight testing on prototype hardware. The Northrop Grumman CIRCM system is a lightweight, low-cost, high-reliability laser-based countermeasure system. It is designed to integrate and operate with legacy and emerging missile warning systems for rotary wing, tilt-rotor… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 23-Sep-13

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MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 5,000 flight hours in Afghanistan

MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 5,000 flight hours in Afghanistan

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC)-built MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter surpassed 5,000 flight hours while providing critical surveillance capabilities to field commanders in Afghanistan. Since deploying to Afghanistan in 2011, the MQ-8 Fire Scout system has provided real-time airborne surveillance and targeting supporting counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs), provided targeting support and delivered real-time video to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 19-Aug-13

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First upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout delivered to US Navy

First upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout delivered to US Navy

The U.S. Navy got its first look at the upgraded MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned system when Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered its first MQ-8C system this month. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s prime contractor for the MQ-8 Fire Scout program of record. The company delivered the first MQ-8C aircraft to the Navy in early July… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 31-Jul-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded $11M Electro-Optical contract to include SH-60

Northrop Grumman awarded $11M Electro-Optical contract to include SH-60

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Electronic Systems Sector, Land and Self Protection Systems Division, Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an $11,567,751 fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce, test, integrate, qualify and deliver an upgraded laser configuration for the Electro-Optical Third Generation Console for the F/A-18 E/F Advanced Targeting Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and the SH-60 FLIR…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jul-13

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Northrop Grumman provides LCR-100 AHRS for S92 rig approaches

Northrop Grumman provides LCR-100 AHRS for S92 rig approaches

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is supplying a modified LCR-100 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the newly certified offshore rig approach feature on Sikorsky’s S-92A helicopter. The automated rig approach capability assists offshore oil operators with approaching and landing on oil rigs and platforms by guiding the aircraft to location coordinates entered by the… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 26-Jun-13

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Northrop Grumman Delivers First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-hunting Vehicle for Japan’s AW101s

Northrop Grumman Delivers First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-hunting Vehicle for Japan’s AW101s

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered the first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) for deployment on Japan’s new MCH-101 helicopter platform. “This first delivery is a major milestone in the development of Japan’s airborne mine-hunting capability,” said Tom Jones, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Undersea Systems business… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 21-Jun-13

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Northrop Grumman to Produce More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for US Navy

Northrop Grumman to Produce More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for US Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at more than $71 million to produce six additional next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. The Fire Scout endurance upgrade, designated the MQ-8C and based on Bell Helicopter’s 407, will provide ship commanders with increased range, endurance and payload capacity over the current MQ-8B… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Mar-13

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Northrop Grumman selects operating system for Gen II Mission Computer

Northrop Grumman selects operating system for Gen II Mission Computer

Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in high assurance operating systems, announced Northrop Grumman’s selection of the INTEGRITY®-178B tuMP multicore operating system for use in their Gen II Mission Computer for the U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter upgrades. The Northrop Grumman Technical Refresh Mission Computer hosts the INTEGRITY-178B Time-Variant Unified Multi Processing (tuMP)… Read more »

Source: Green Hills Software, 25-Feb-13

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More avionics protection for MQ-8C Fire Scout

More avionics protection for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the first protective cage for its next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will store and shield the aircraft’s critical electronic components from strong electric fields and electromagnetic waves. A photo accompanying this release is available athttp://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=16944. Without the cage, electrical components inside the helicopter would be susceptible to lightning… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 01-Feb-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded H-1 mission computer contract by US Navy

Northrop Grumman awarded H-1 mission computer contract by US Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.64%  has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide Gen II mission computers for the H-1 Upgrade helicopter program. Under the $9.3 million firm-fixed-price order, Northrop Grumman will supply Gen II mission computers and trays for the H-1 Upgrade program’s Lot 10 production aircraft. Deliveries… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 31-Jan-13

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Northrop Grumman, Navy select Telephonics radar for Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman, Navy select Telephonics radar for Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), under contract to the U.S. Navy, has selected Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), Long Island, N.Y., to provide a multimode maritime radar system for the Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. A $33 million contract was awarded to provide the… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-Jan-13

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Northrop Grumman supplies attitude heading reference system for S76D

Northrop Grumman supplies attitude heading reference system for S76D

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is supplying the LCR-100 attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for Sikorsky’s new S-76D helicopter, which recently received Type Certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The LCR-100 is a standard component of the Thales TopDeck® avionics suite on the new medium-sized, twin-engine helicopter. Northrop Grumman provided both the LCR-92 and LCR-100… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Dec-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $9.2M order for H-1 mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $9.2M order for H-1 mission computers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $9,282,864 firm-fixed-price modification to a delivery order issued previously against basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0016).  This modification provides for the procurement of 54 GEN II mission computers and trays for the H-1 upgrades Lot 10 production aircraft.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Nov-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for MQ-8B parts

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for MQ-8B parts

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $24,476,978 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0003) for spare parts and supplies in support of the MQ-8B vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (36 percent), Horseheads, N.Y. (30 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman awarded $28M MQ-8B Fire Scout support contract

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $28,126,043 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for software sustainment, non-recurring engineering support and obsolescence efforts including future growth software development for the vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle Fire Scout MQ-8B.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (90 percent), and Patuxent River Naval Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-12

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Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland team for USAF CSAR and US Navy “Marine One” Programs

Northrop Grumman and AgustaWestland team for USAF CSAR and US Navy “Marine One” Programs

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company (FNC IM, SIFI.MI) announced today that they have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to respond to anticipated requests for both the new Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” Presidential Helicopter. A US built helicopter based… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Sep-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $33M more for Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor

Northrop Grumman awarded $33M more for Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor

Northrop Grumman, Linthicum Heights, Md., is being awarded a $33,158,857 modification to a cost plus fixed fee contract (HR0011-11-C-0139).  The Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor (ARMS), Multifunction RF program Phase II, will be the detailed design/build phase which aims for a tower demonstration of a controlled flight into terrain sensor and a multifunction sensor suite,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Sep-12

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Summit Aviation wins Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation wins Fire Scout contract

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced they have been selected by Northrop Grumman to build Faraday Cages for their Fire Scout program. Summit Aviation will be responsible for procuring material and tooling, preparing manufacturing planning and quality documentations as well as performing the final assembly. The Faraday Cage is a subassembly that is installed… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 13-Aug-12

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Northrop Grumman, AUVSI Partner to Develop Unmanned Systems Engineers

Northrop Grumman, AUVSI Partner to Develop Unmanned Systems Engineers

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken on the prime sponsorship of the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) student competitions for 2012. The competitions give high school and college students worldwide the chance to design, develop and operate unmanned systems for sea, land and air. The students receive a hands-on learning experience on how… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Jul-12

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