List/Grid Tag Archives: Fire Scout

George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Navy to Conduct 1st Ship-Based Fire Scout Flights in Summer

George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Navy to Conduct 1st Ship-Based Fire Scout Flights in Summer

The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman plan to carry out the first set of ship-based flights of the MQ-8C Fire Scout this summer, said George Vardoulakis, Northrop vice president of medium… Read more »

Navy Tests 2nd Northrop Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter; George Vardoulakis Comments

Navy Tests 2nd Northrop Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter; George Vardoulakis Comments

The U.S. Navy has completed its test flight of a second modernized Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that Northrop Grumman built for the service. Northrop and the Navy remotely flew a… Read more »

Northrop Aiming For First UAV Carrier Takeoff, Landing

Northrop Aiming For First UAV Carrier Takeoff, Landing

Northrop Grumman is building a drone for the U.S. Navy with the goal of having the first conventional unmanned aerial vehicle to take off and land on an aircraft carrier,… Read more »

Northrop Awards Telephonics Contract for Fire Scout Maritime Radar; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Awards Telephonics Contract for Fire Scout Maritime Radar; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Grumman has awarded a $33 million contract to electronic information firm Telephonics Corp. for a maritime radar on the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle, Northrop said Tuesday. Telephonics, a… Read more »

BAE Adding Laser-Guided Rocket to Northop Fire Scout UAV; Roy Rumbaugh Comments

BAE Adding Laser-Guided Rocket to Northop Fire Scout UAV; Roy Rumbaugh Comments

BAE Systems will install a laser-guided rocket onto a Northrop Grumman-made drone, marking the first time this weapon will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle. BAE said it will… Read more »

Navy Orders More Northrop Built Unmanned Helicopters for ISR Missions

Navy Orders More Northrop Built Unmanned Helicopters for ISR Missions

The Navy has ramped up its acquisition of unmanned helicopters for counter piracy missions and maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, Defense News reports. The Navy has ordered eight units of an updated… Read more »

Northrop To Provide Navy Fire Scout UAVs, Control Station

Northrop To Provide Navy Fire Scout UAVs, Control Station

Northrop Grumman’s integrated systems sector will provide three unmanned aerial vehicles to the U.S. Navy, the Defense Department announced Tuesday. Under a $25,709,758 modification, the company’s integrated systems sector will provide… Read more »

Navy Test Opens Door for Helicopters to Control Fire Scout UAV from Air

Navy Test Opens Door for Helicopters to Control Fire Scout UAV from Air

The U.S. Navy recently conducted tests during which it was able to successfully transmit images collected by the Northop Grumman-built Fire Scout unmanned aircraft to Lockheed Martin‘s new HM-60R Sea… Read more »

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