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Northrop, Coast Guard, Navy Demo Fire Scout on Cutter Ship; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Coast Guard and Navy demonstrated an unmanned helicopter off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County on Dec. 5, Point Mugu. Navy and Coast Guard personnel controlled the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter while onboard the USCGC Bertholf national security cutter, Northrop said Tuesday. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Dan Broadhurst, UAS platform …

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George Vardoulakis: Northrop-Diamond Aircraft Team to Explore Intell Collection Aircraft Market Opportunities

Northrop Grumman will establish an office near London International Airport in Ontario through a partnership with Diamond Aircraft Industries to offer intelligence-gathering aircraft systems in Canada and other international markets. George Vardoulakis, vice president of medium-range tactical systems at Northrop, said Wednesday the companies will work to combine Northro’s manned and …

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George Vardoulakis: Northrop, Yamaha Add Unmanned ISR Helicopter to ‘Bat’ Family

Northrop Grumman worked with Yamaha Motor to develop an unmanned helicopter system for activities such as powerline inspections, wildfire monitoring and search-and-rescue flights. The Rotary Bat drone features a Yamaha-made airframe, an autonomous controller and technology designed to gather intelligence, Northrop said Thursday. “The R-Bat joins our existing Bat family of …

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Northrop Unmanned Chopper Reaches 5,000 Flight Hours in Afghanistan; George Vardoulakis Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. has recorded 5,000 flight hours for its unmanned helicopter the U.S. Navy used for surveillance operations in Afghanistan. The MQ-8B Fire Scout chopper, which was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, has worked to counter improvised explosive devices, transmit video to ground troops and provide airborne surveillance and targeting …

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