Tag Archives: Firebird

Northrop Demos Operational Flexibility of Firebird Optionally-Manned Autonomous Aircraft

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Northrop Grumman demonstrated almost 9,000 miles of flight to showcase the operational flexibility of an optionally-manned autonomous aircraft designed for medium-altitude, long-endurance missions. Northrop said Tuesday the Firebird aircraft flew over and stopped by Dayton, Ohio; Washington DC; Patuxent River, Maryland; and Tampa, Miami and Key West, Florida, demonstrating both manned and unmanned flight, as well as the transition in between.

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Report: Northrop’s H03 Firebird Intell Aircraft Flies at California-Based Space Port

ExecutiveBiz - Report: Northrop's H03 Firebird Intell Aircraft Flies at California-Based Space Port

The latest version of the Firebird optionally-manned aircraft built by Northrop Grumman's Scaled Composites subsidiary has been seen flying at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the Drive reported Saturday. Northrop's H03 Firebird intelligence gathering aircraft, which has the civil registration code N326JG, has been photographed by photojournalist …

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Northrop Tests Satellite Comm System on Aircraft; Brett Amidon Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Northrop Tests Satellite Comm System on Aircraft; Brett Amidon Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. has demonstrated a satellite communications system for potential application on aircraft. Northrop Grumman tested the SATCOM technology aboard a Firebird demonstrator aircraft and the satellite system transmitted video to the ground, Northrop Grumman said Thursday. Brett Amidon, director of technology development at Northrop Grumman’s Aerospace Systems, said …

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Northrop Chooses Garmin to Supply Avionics for Firebird Aircraft; Carl Wolf Comments

ExecutiveBiz - Northrop Chooses Garmin to Supply Avionics for Firebird Aircraft; Carl Wolf Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. has selected Garmin International Inc., to supply the avionics suite for the new Firebird optionally piloted vehicle, according to a statement by Garmin. “Commercial avionics are an increasingly compelling option for government and military aircraft because they offer excellent features with significant time and cost savings,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice …

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