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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Northrop Grumman, US Navy establish Fire Scout Training Center in Florida

Northrop Grumman, US Navy establish Fire Scout Training Center in Florida

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators, hands-on aircraft maintenance and classroom instruction. Opened July 10 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., the Fire Scout Training Center will meet increasing demands for trained operators as the system is used more during… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 16-Jul-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $25M contract for three Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman awarded $25M contract for three Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $25,709,758 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-07-C-0041) to purchase three Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles Lot 5 low rate initial production and one ground control station.  Work will be performed in Moss Point, Miss…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-May-12

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade Fire Scout for US Navy with Bell 407 airframe

Northrop Grumman to upgrade Fire Scout for US Navy with Bell 407 airframe

The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) to produce the next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using the Bell 407 airframe. The new variant provides greater range, endurance and payload capacity to ship commander’s intelligence-gathering efforts. According to a U.S. Department of Defense news release on contract awards released April 23, the company will produce… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Apr-12

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GE Aviation wins position on Northrop Grumman Fire Scout program

GE Aviation wins position on Northrop Grumman Fire Scout program

GE Aviation has been awarded a contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide a stores management system for the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. The contract includes the installation, engineering, manufacturing and data development of GE’s Stores and Payload Controller (SPC) used to control Fire Scout’s new weapons system. “The stores and payload controller… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 16-Mar-12

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Northrop Grumman to upgrade LN-251 Navigation System for CH-53K

Northrop Grumman to upgrade LN-251 Navigation System for CH-53K

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a Phase II contract by the U.S. Navy to modify existing software for the LN-251 embedded GPS/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) on the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter. The $5.6 million contract to support integration of the LN-251 system was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR),… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 29-Feb-12

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Former US Navy Chief of Naval Operations joins Northrop Grumman board

Former US Navy Chief of Naval Operations joins Northrop Grumman board

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has elected retired U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughead to its board of directors. Roughead served as the 29th Chief of Naval Operations for the Navy prior to his retirement from the service in 2011. The addition of Roughead increases Northrop Grumman’s board of directors to 13 members, 12… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-12

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Northrop Grumman Introduces New LCR-300 Attitude Heading Reference System

Northrop Grumman Introduces New LCR-300 Attitude Heading Reference System

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is introducing the new LCR-300 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), which is based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, at HELI-EXPO 2012 from Feb. 12-14. The LCR-300 features a high-performance, MEMS-based Inertial Measurement Unit and is the result of extensive development by Northrop Grumman’s navigation systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman LITEF GmbH… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Feb-12

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Northrop Grumman to perform repairs for US Navy SH-60s

Northrop Grumman to perform repairs for US Navy SH-60s

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) to repair avionics equipment on the SH-60 Seahawk helicopter and the EA-6B Prowler jet. Under a five-year, fixed-price contract valued at nearly $19 million with NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support, Northrop Grumman will repair the ASN-150 and ASN-123 tactical… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 08-Feb-12

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Japan orders Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems

Japan orders Northrop Grumman’s Airborne Laser Mine Detection Systems

The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force has purchased four helicopter-mountable, laser mine detection systems to help protect its coastline and the daily maritime traffic coming in and out of the country’s ports. This is the first direct commercial sale of Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) to an international navy. “ALMDS will… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Feb-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $18M for H-60 navigation systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $18M for H-60 navigation systems

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded an $18,925,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to repair components of the AN/ANS-150 Navigation Systems and the NPN 217 Doppler System supporting the H-60 helicopter, and the AN/ASN-123 Navigation System supporting the EA-6B aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (75 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-12

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Northrop Grumman announces webcast/concall for Q4 and full FY2011 results

Northrop Grumman announces webcast/concall for Q4 and full FY2011 results

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will announce its fourth quarter 2011 and year-end 2011 financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. The company’s conference call will be held at 9:30 a.m. ET the same day. Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president, and Jim Palmer, chief financial officer, will review fourth quarter and 2011 results… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Jan-12

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Longhow LLC receives $181M for AH-64D Block III Radar and Data Link Systems

Longhow LLC receives $181M for AH-64D Block III Radar and Data Link Systems

This is the formal press release issued – it provides more information on the US DoD contract notices which we ran in this story. The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman Corporation [NYSE: NOC], received a $181 million contract from the U.S. Army for AH-64D Apache Block III… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 04-Jan-12

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Northrop Grumman awarded $8.8M mission computer order for H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $8.8M mission computer order for H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded an $8,880,685 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for 52 GEN II mission computers for the H-1 upgrades Lot 9 production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Woodland, Calif., and is expected to be completed in January… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jan-12

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Northrop Grumman to integrate LN-251 navigation system on CH-53K

Northrop Grumman to integrate LN-251 navigation system on CH-53K

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to provide integration and laboratory test support for the LN-251 embedded global positioning system (GPS)/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) on the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter. The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, based in Patuxent River, Md…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 19-Dec-11

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Japan selects AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting System for AW101s

Japan selects AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting System for AW101s

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been competitively selected to supply the AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting system to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Under the initial contract, Northrop Grumman’s Undersea Systems business unit will deliver the airborne mine-hunting system to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for integration into Japan’s new Airborne Mine Countermeasures MCH-101 helicopter. “The combination of our… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 22-Nov-11

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First operational deployment of upgraded H-1 with Northrop Grumman cockpit

First operational deployment of upgraded H-1 with Northrop Grumman cockpit

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Avionics System played a key role in preparing the AH-1Z helicopter for its first operational deployment, marking the initial opportunity for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters to work together as a team. The AH-1Z and its sister aircraft, the UH-1Y, are deployed aboard the USSMakin Island with the 11th Marine… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Nov-11

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Apache Block III data link controls UAV for the first time

Apache Block III data link controls UAV for the first time

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Tactical Common Data Link Assembly (UTA) recently controlled an unmanned vehicle from an AH-64D Apache Block III attack helicopter, while both were in flight.  The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). During flight tests, the UTA controlled… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 10-Nov-11

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US Navy extends Afghan tour of duty for Fire Scout

US Navy extends Afghan tour of duty for Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has improved ground commanders’ ability to see potential threats and increase fighting effectiveness in Afghanistan – prompting the U.S. Navy to extend the system’s service through most of next year. A team of U.S. Navy sailors and Northrop Grumman employees began their mission in May to gather… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-Nov-11

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US Navy to arm MQ-8B Fire Scout

US Navy to arm MQ-8B Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation  has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a weapons system. The Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System laser-guided 70mm rocket — in production for the Navy since 2010 — will allow ship commanders to identify and engage hostile targets without calling in other aircraft for support. “By… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 09-Nov-11

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US Navy adds classified payload to MQ-8B Fire Scout

US Navy adds classified payload to MQ-8B Fire Scout

Northrop was recently awarded a $1 million contract to integrate a payload called Twister on the MQ-8B – but the notice did not identify what specific function the Twister payload performs.  (see full story)

Source: Flightglobal, 04-Nov-11

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Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24A mine-hunting system for Japan

Northrop Grumman’s AQS-24A mine-hunting system for Japan

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been competitively selected to supply the AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting system to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. Under the initial contract, Northrop Grumman’s Undersea Systems business unit will deliver the airborne mine-hunting system to Kawasaki Heavy Industries for integration into Japan’s new Airborne Mine Countermeasures MCH-101 helicopter. “The combination of our proven… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Oct-11

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Northrop Grumman pulls out of Farnborough 2012

Northrop Grumman pulls out of Farnborough 2012

Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N) on Thursday pulled out of the 2012 international air show in Farnborough, England, a dramatic move underscoring the company’s drive to cut costs as it prepares for leaner times in the global defence market. Northrop has participated in the air shows — which alternate between Paris and Farnborough — each year,… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 20-Oct-11

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Northrop Grumman awarded $18M for MQ-8B support

Northrop Grumman awarded $18M for MQ-8B support

Northrop Grumman Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded an $18,650,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services in support of the deployment of the MQ-8B vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle. Work will be performed in Afghanistan (90 percent) and Patuxent River, Maryland (10 percent), and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Oct-11

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Northrop Grumman awarded $7.5M for MQ-8B updates

Northrop Grumman awarded $7.5M for MQ-8B updates

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems Unmanned Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,550,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0003) for software sustainment services in support of the MQ-8B vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle. Services to be provided include analysis of engineering change proposals; development… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Sep-11

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Northrop Grumman awarded $17M for Fire Scout weapon program

Northrop Grumman awarded $17M for Fire Scout weapon program

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $17,098,027 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the Rapid Deployment Capability Weaponization Program in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle MQ-8B Fire Scout System. This contract includes the installation, engineering, manufacturing, and data development of the weapons systems, which include 12 Stores… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-11

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QinetiQ and Northrop Grumman produce VTUAS solution for Royal Navy

QinetiQ and Northrop Grumman produce VTUAS solution for Royal Navy

Faced with lean budgets and an increasingly complex and dangerous defence and security environment, the UK urgently needs to be able to continue to produce clever, robust solutions for less money. One such area where an innovative, affordable solution may one day unseat more expensive technology programmes falls within the Royal Navy’s ability to provide… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 14-Sep-11

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Northrop Grumman demos 5th generation IRCM system

Northrop Grumman demos 5th generation IRCM system

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the successful demonstration of the company’s fifth generation infrared countermeasures (IRCM) system specifically designed to protect military rotary-wing platforms. The demonstration proved the system’s capability to effectively receive commands from the missile warning system, slew a pointer/tracker to acquire a fast moving target, and maintain jam energy to defeat… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Sep-11

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Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for MQ-8B support

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for MQ-8B support

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $10,474,708 cost plus fixed fee contract for logistics in support of the Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) MQ-8B Fire Scout system. Logistic support services includes: logistics management, maintenance support, supply support, air vehicle transportation, training services, logistics management information, technical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Sep-11

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout completes successful at-sea deployment

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout completes successful at-sea deployment

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-built MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle was credited with providing critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) support to special operations forces and U.S. Navy anti-piracy actions during the system’s second at-sea deployment. Two Fire Scout air vehicles were deployed aboard the USS Halyburton (FFG 40) at the beginning of… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 21-Aug-11

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Hitting space bar at wrong time can self-destruct a Fire Scout

Hitting space bar at wrong time can self-destruct a Fire Scout

A report compiled by Michael Gilmore, director of the Pentagon’s Operational Test and Evaluation office for Navy and members of Congress, states that the MQ-8B Fire Scout’s data link to its ground operators is so fragile that it frequently causes delayed and scratched flights.  Other information includes the fact that just a tap of the… Read more »

Source: Southern Maryland News, 19-Jul-11

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Northrop Grumman unveils new lightweight processor for rotary-wing self protection systems

Northrop Grumman unveils new lightweight processor for rotary-wing self protection systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation have announced the development and demonstration of a new aircraft self-protection system processor that is specifically designed to meet the rigors of the military rotary-wing environment. This miniaturized processor identifies, tracks and defeats the threat of infrared missiles launched against rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. Part of the company’s U.S. Army Common Infrared… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 14-Jun-11

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Northrop Grumman to show MQ-8B Fire Scout at Paris Air Show

Northrop Grumman to show MQ-8B Fire Scout at Paris Air Show

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its industry-leading global security capabilities at the Paris International Air Show, including unmanned aircraft systems, defence electronics and performance-based logistics. The 49th Paris International Air Show will take place at Le Bourget, Paris, from 20-26 June 2011. Northrop Grumman will participate in a series of media briefings during the… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Jun-11

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NG’s rotorcraft technology contributes to US Navy’s successful test bed flight

NG’s rotorcraft technology contributes to US Navy’s successful test bed flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Digital Avionics Suite technology was recently used for the first time in the successful flight of a UH-1N helicopter that serves as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. The Test Bed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation, known as “T-Rex,” is operated by the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-May-11

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Northrop Grumman Fire Scout hits new single-day endurance record

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout hits new single-day endurance record

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle marked a new single-day flight record of 18 hours. U.S. Navy operators achieved the record using a single aircraft in a series of endurance flights Feb. 25 from the USS Halyburton (FFG 40). Fire Scout is providing intelligence, surveillance and… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 15-Apr-11

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MQ-8B Fire Scout completes first unmanned test flights on Littoral Combat Ship

MQ-8B Fire Scout completes first unmanned test flights on Littoral Combat Ship

The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) -built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) achieved a significant development milestone in November when it flew its first test flights from the U.S. Navy’s littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS-1). The Navy conducted the activity, known as dynamic interface (DI) testing, off the coast… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Feb-11

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Laser autoboresight functionality to enhance protection of US Army helicopters

Laser autoboresight functionality to enhance protection of US Army helicopters

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and SELEX Galileo today announced the successful integration of a continuous laser autoboresight module into an advanced jam head to enhance the signal jamming capabilities of the company’s U.S. Army Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) self-protection system offering. The CIRCM jam head is lightweight, small, inexpensive and highly reliable, designed specifically for… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 24-Feb-11

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Northrop Grumman to deliver 2,000th production Viper laser ahead of schedule

Northrop Grumman to deliver 2,000th production Viper laser ahead of schedule

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced the ahead-of-schedule delivery to the U.S. Navy of the company’s 2,000th Viperâ„¢ laser which provides the jamming energy for the company’s battle-proven infrared countermeasures (IRCM) applications. The Department of the Navy Large Aircraft IRCM (DoN LAIRCM) system currently employed on U.S. Marine Corps helicopters protects aircrews and aircraft from… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Jan-11

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Northrop Grumman to provide specialized test equipment and training support for MH-60s

Northrop Grumman to provide specialized test equipment and training support for MH-60s

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide Specialized Test Equipment (STE) and related training support for the MH-60 Seahawk helicopter program at the U.S. Navy’s Fleet Readiness Center Southwest. Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division will provide the STE and training for U.S. Government technicians, subcontracting to Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT),  prime… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Jan-11

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Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

Longbow LLC delivers 400th Longbow fire control radar to US Army

ORLANDO, FL, December 16th, 2010 — The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], marked the delivery of the 400th LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) at a ceremony held today at a Lockheed Martin facility in Orlando, FL. The combat-proven LONGBOW FCR is fielded with… Read more »

Source: Longbow LLC, 20-Dec-10

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Northrop Grumman and US Navy prove Fire Scout ready for unrestricted flights

Northrop Grumman and US Navy prove Fire Scout ready for unrestricted flights

In preparation for deployment early next year, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy have verified that the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aircraft system is functionally compatible with communications systems on board the USS Halyburton (FFG-40). This process, known as integration verification, cleared the way for Fire Scout to conduct bluewater – unrestricted… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 15-Dec-10

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Unmanned Bell 407 “Fire-X” demonstrator first flight

Unmanned Bell 407 “Fire-X” demonstrator first flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announce the successful test of Fire-X, a new vertical unmanned system. Development and demonstration of Fire-X is funded by Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter. Both companies began work on this program in early 2010 and completed its first fully autonomous flight… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Dec-10

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Longbow LLC awarded $26M for Apache Longbow fire control radar support

Longbow LLC awarded $26M for Apache Longbow fire control radar support

ORLANDO, FL, December 6th, 2010 — The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], has received a $26.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command for LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) Life Cycle Contractor Support. The follow-on contract includes integrated logistics for… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 07-Dec-10

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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

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Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

Unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout passes 1,000 flight hours milestone

The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed the 1,000 flight test hours milestone, attesting to its steady maturation as a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for military forces. Northrop Grumman is the Navy’s Fire Scout prime contractor. To reach this milestone, the VUAS completed a number… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 28-Oct-10

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US Army Selects Northrop Grumman to Provide Advanced AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers

US Army Selects Northrop Grumman to Provide Advanced AN/APR-39 Radar Warning Receivers

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract potentially worth $457 million to provide the U.S. Army’s Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) with advanced AN/APR-39 radar warning receivers required by the nation’s warfighters to effectively navigate today’s modern battlefield. Under the terms of the sole-source, five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract, the company will… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 26-Oct-10

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Northrop Grumman to supply ATC comms system for UK MoD’s Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Northrop Grumman to supply ATC comms system for UK MoD’s Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Europe-based air traffic management systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a ground-to-air voice radio system for air traffic control operations at the MoD’s Camp Bastion airfield in Helmand Province, the main handling airfield for UK operations… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 04-Oct-10

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Northrop Grumman and US Navy partner for Advance Rotorcraft Development

Northrop Grumman and US Navy partner for Advance Rotorcraft Development

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC 60.63, -.00, -0.01%) has partnered with the U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) to provide its Digital Avionics Suite technology for retrofitting NACRA’s UH-1N helicopter as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. Northrop Grumman is supplying NACRA with a stand-alone Digital Avionics Suite… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Sep-10

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Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman partners with US Navy to advance rotorcraft development

Northrop Grumman has partnered with the U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement (NACRA) to provide its Digital Avionics Suite technology for retrofitting NACRA’s UH-1N helicopter as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. Northrop Grumman is supplying NACRA with a stand-alone Digital Avionics Suite and integration support for installing… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Sep-10

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Northrop Grumman and Bell conduct first “Power-On” of new Fire-X UAV

Northrop Grumman and Bell conduct first “Power-On” of new Fire-X UAV

Northrop Grumman Corporation and Bell Helicopter have moved a significant step closer to being able to offer military users a vertical unmanned system that can ferry cargo — either internally or externally — over extended distances. On Sept. 17, the team applied external power for the first time to the main computers and associated subsystems… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 29-Sep-10

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Northrop Grumman awarded $77M contract for CH-53 and CH-46 IR countermeasures

Northrop Grumman awarded $77M contract for CH-53 and CH-46 IR countermeasures

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77,655,380 for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data.  The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Aug-10

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Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

With the support of the United States Navy, Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and its industry partners (Sikorsky/Schweizer, Rolls-Royce, Raytheon, FLIR Systems, Cubic, Kearfott, Rockwell-Collins, General Electric, Sierra Nevada, Telephonics, and L-3 Communications) today successfully completed a rigorous set of flight demonstrations of the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) in the United Arab… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 20-Jul-10

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Northrop Grumman and Bell to develop unmanned 407 called Fire-X

Northrop Grumman and Bell to develop unmanned 407 called Fire-X

Fire-X Adds Cargo, Range, Payload Capabilities to Proven Fire Scout Architecture U.S. war fighters will be able to keep tabs on their enemies for longer periods of time, communicate more easily with their commanders, and deliver more cargo to more remote locations using the new Fire-X medium-range vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) unveiled today by… Read more »

05-May-10

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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

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Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

Longbow LLC Awarded $86M to Support and Sustain UK Apaches

The LONGBOW Limited Liability Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), was recently awarded an $86 million contract from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW FCR systems on the United Kingdom Apache AH Mk-1 aircraft. “The LONGBOW FCR is an essential element of U.K. Apache operations in Afghanistan,” said Jerry Garman, LONGBOW… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 24-Feb-10

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Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully demonstrated that its MQ-8B Vertical Unmanned Aerial System (VUAS) can resupply U.S. or coalition troops deployed on a combat mission. The company conducted the autonomous proof-of-principle resupply capability during the current Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. AEWE gives soldiers a first-hand look at emerging technologies… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 19-Feb-10

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Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

Northrop Grumman says a recent series of tests demonstrates the reliability of a helicopter-based anti-missile system newly developed for US Army helicopters.

Source: FlightGlobal, 29-Jan-10

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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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Longbow Fire Control Radar Block III Passes Testing Milestone

The new LONGBOW Fire Control Radar Block III system hardware and operational software successfully completed the first half of initial flight tests on an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. The U.S. Army conducted the tests at the Yuma Proving Grounds in southern Arizona.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 06-Oct-09

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Northrop Grumman and Selex Galileo Team to Compete for US Army’s Common InfraRed Countermeasures Program

The Northrop Grumman-SELEX Galileo team has integrated the ECLIPSE micro pointer/tracker with a processing and laser countermeasures capability to produce a 4th generation lightweight, highly reliable Directional Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) system specifically designed for medium and light helicopter protection.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 11-Sep-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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