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  • Northrop-Built Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test Aboard Navy LCS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop-Built Unmanned Helicopter Completes Initial Operational Test Aboard Navy LCS

    A U.S. Navy aviation unit has conducted an initial operational test and evaluation of an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter produced by Northrop Grumman. Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 assessed Fire Scout’s intelligence gathering, target identification and surface warfare functions through simulated engagements onboard USS Coronado, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Friday. The IOT&E activity took place June 28 off […] More

  • Navy, Northrop Complete Fire Scout Operational Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy, Northrop Complete Fire Scout Operational Tests

    Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy concluded a series of operational assessments on a company-built MQ-8C Fire Scout autonomous helicopter last month. The company said Tuesday its MQ-8C recorded 83.4 flight hours and collected about 72 data points in real time during OA flight test performed by the Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-1) over a three-week period. Navy and Northrop […] More

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