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Northrop Demos MQ-8C Helicopter Tech at International Military Air Show

Northrop Demos MQ-8C Helicopter Tech at International Military Air Show - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Demos MQ-8C Helicopter Tech at International Military Air Show - top government contractors - best government contracting eventNorthrop Grumman exhibited the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with anti-submarine warfare equipment at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, U.K., Flightglobal reported Monday.

The aircraft featured a sonobuoy mission pod developed by U.K.-based firm Ultra Electronics.

The event comes in a week after the helicopter’s completion of operational testing on the USS Coronado.

Northrop intends to boost the Fire Scout’s surveillance capacities via the Leonardo Osprey radar that is planned for initial deployment in 2020.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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