Tag Archives: Brian Chappel

Navy, Northrop Celebrate Triton UAS Flight Operations at Point Mugu, Calif.

The U.S. Navy hosted a ceremony Thursday at Point Mogu in California to mark the start of flight operations for the Northrop Grumman-built MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system. Northrop said Friday the Unmanned Patrol Squadron-19’s maintenance detachment will test and conduct training on two MQ-4Cs before the service branch deploys the UAS units to Guam in late …

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Northrop Demos Multi-Vehicle Collaborative Autonomous System at Annual Naval Technology Exercise

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a cross-domain anti-submarine warfare approach for autonomous undersea, surface and air vehicles during the Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise in Newport, Rhode Island. The company said Thursday the demonstration featured mission management and control of a multi-vehicle collaborative autonomous system-of-systems designed to search, detect, track, classify and engage submerged targets. …

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Northrop Hands Lockheed Fuselage for Japan’s 1st F-35 Jet; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has supplied Lockheed Martin a center fuselage to be integrated into an F-35 variant for the Japanese military. “This on-time delivery marks another important step in the F-35 team’s drive to support and help fulfill our allies’ 21st century national security requirements,” Brian Chappel, a vice president and F-35 program …

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Northrop Applies New Optical Projection System to F-35 Assembly; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has begun to implement a fresh optical projection system in the company’s assembly line for the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Aircraft mechanics use the fastener insertion live link system to automate how they validate, select and insert composite panel fasteners to the F-35 aircraft frame, Northrop said Tuesday. “FILLS …

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Northrop Marks Milestone in Center Fuselage Work on Norway’s F-35 Order; Brian Chappel Comments

Northrop Grumman has finished work on the first of 52 center fuselages it has designed for the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s planned order of F-35 Lightning II – the AM 1 conventional takeoff and landing variant. The company said Wednesday it reached the milestone on time and within budget, utilizing an integrated assembly …

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