Tag Archives: Fire Scout

Navy Plans MQ-8 UAV Engineering Contract Award to Northrop

The U.S. Navy intends to award Northrop Grumman‘s aerospace systems business a contract modification to engineer software and systems of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle during 2019 calendar year. The project will cover engineering investigations, root cause analysis and development of potential method to correct any system deficiencies, Naval Air Systems Command said …

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Navy-Hosted Exercise Features Northrop’s Autonomous Maritime Platforms

Northrop Grumman demonstrated seabed warfare systems and the multidomain integration of unmanned platforms during a three-day exhibition of potential U.S. Navy technologies held last month in Newport, R.I. The company said Wednesday it launched sonobuoys from an autonomous Fire Scout surrogate helicopter and deployed micro synthetic aperture sonar on a man-portable unmanned underwater vehicle as …

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

Northrop 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 …

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Todd Probert: Raytheon to Present Avionics Cybersecurity at Airshow

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business, told Shephard Media in an interview published Monday that the company’s presentation at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow will cover vulnerability assessment. “Every weapon system brings a new computer that represents a cyber vulnerability,” Probert …

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Northrop Awarded Navy Fire Scout Software, Engineering Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a Northrop Grumman a $17.1 million contract to provide system software and engineering services for MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday Northrop will deliver software design and system integration, qualification testing, cybersecurity activities and engineering support to the Navy under the contract. Northrop …

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Northrop Unmanned Helicopter With Cubic Data Link System Completes Operational Assessment

Northrop Grumman-built unmanned helicopters have integrated a Cubic-produced data link system in a U.S. Navy operational assessment. The MQ-8C Fire Scout helicopters featured the Wide Band Line of Sight data link system, which works to provide ISR, target acquisition, laser designation and battle management functions, Cubic said Tuesday. Cubic also provides Miniature Multiband Transceivers for the Fire …

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