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Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

Fire Scout completes hot and high testing

20-Jul-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

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

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

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

5-May-2010

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

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout Deploys Unmanned Ground Vehicles

27-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

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

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

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

24-Feb-2010Source: Lockheed Martin

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

Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

19-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

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

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout UAV Demonstrates Critical Resupply Capability

19-Feb-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

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

Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

Northrop Grumman touts reliability scores for helicopter anti-missile system

29-Jan-2010Source: FlightGlobal

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

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

9-Jan-2010Source: Northrop Grumman

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

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

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

22-Dec-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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.... Read more

Longbow Fire Control Radar Block III Passes Testing Milestone

Longbow Fire Control Radar Block III Passes Testing Milestone

6-Oct-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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.... Read more

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

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

11-Sep-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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.... Read more

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

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

11-Aug-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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.... Read more

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

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

16-Jul-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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.... Read more

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

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

2-Jun-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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

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

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

5-May-2009Source: Northrop Grumman

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

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