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The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman flew a second unmanned Triton aircraft for 6.7 hours on Wednesday from the company’s manufacturing center in Palmdale, California. Northrop said Thursday the MQ-4C Triton test was conducted in preparation of the drone’s ferry flight to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, later this month. The UAS will […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have finished the first test flight phase for the company’s Triton unmanned aircraft system in an effort to evaluate how the drone flies at different altitudes, speeds and weights. The company said Monday 568 test points were evaluated during the initial envelope expansion test program through 13 simulated flight tests, 81 hours of long-endurance […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy have reached the halfway point of testing work on the company’s Triton unmanned aerial system nearly eight months after the drone completed its first flight. Testers have flown Triton for up to 9.4 hours at a time on one mission and have sent the UAS into altitudes of up […] More
Northrop Grumman has announced that structural strength tests on the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system’s wings showed that it can handle more than the required load by the U.S. Navy. The company said it worked with Triumph Group Inc.’s subsidiary, Vought Aircraft Division, to demonstrate the Triton’s strength during surveillance missions, Northrop Grumman announced Monday. During […] More
Northrop Grumman has conducted more than 25 flight tests of a sensor for an unmanned aircraft system the company is building for the U.S. Navy to carry out maritime surveillance missions. The company has flown a Gulfstream II surrogate aircraft off the California coast during series of risk-reduction tests on the Triton vehicle’s Multi-Function Active Sensor, […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy launched an unmanned aerial vehicle for its maiden test flight Wednesday for a program that calls for 68 aircraft. The MQ-4C Triton took off from Northrop’s Palmdale headquarters in California at 7:10 a.m. Pacific time and flew for one-and-a-half hours, the company said Wednesday. Mike Mackey, Northrop Grumman Triton […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy hope to have the X-47B unmanned plane land on a carrier for the first time in 2013, Northrop said Wednesday. During tests onboard the USS Harry S. Truman between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17, tested the ability to move the aircraft on a flight deck using a wireless handheld […] More
Northrop Grumman has won a $15.3 million contract modification to upgrade a U.S. Navy maritime unmanned aerial vehicle’s operating system from Windows XP to Windows 7, Military Aerospace & Electronics reports.  John Keller writes the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent Naval Air Station, Md awarded the modification for the MQ-4C Triton‘s development and demonstration phase. […] More
GovCon firms must put their innovations and new ideas to the test before sending technology into the battlespace or other arenas and TheNewNewInternet follows every step of the process from trial to fielding. TheNewNewInternet is Executive Mosaic’s media property responsible for tracking and detailing the latest GovCon technology, ranging from unmanned planes to weapons. This […] More
Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy used a Rockwell Collins-built networking platform during a series of tests aimed at maneuvering an unmanned strike vehicle on an aircraft carrier. Rockwell Collins built its Tactical Targeting Network Technology system to provide communication links for airborne platforms, the company said Wednesday. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System tests […] More
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, Flight Global reports. Zach Rosenberg writes the X-47B drone is scheduled to fly and land on the USS George HW Bush in either April or […] More
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