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  • Navy, Northrop Test New Functions of Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy, Northrop Test New Functions of Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopters

    The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have jointly demonstrated new functions and technologies of the MQ-8B and MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Northrop said Wednesday Fire Scout showcased its manned/unmanned teaming features through station-to-station hand offs of two Fire Scouts and the streaming of intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting data to an Amphibious Readiness Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit. The […] More

  • Raytheon Helps Install UAV Mission-Control Tech Aboard Navy Littoral Combat Ship - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Helps Install UAV Mission-Control Tech Aboard Navy Littoral Combat Ship

    Raytheon and the U.S. Navy have installed a mission control system for Northrop Grumman-built unmanned helicopter MQ-8 Fire Scout on a naval ship designed for littoral missions. The Navy combined its control hardware with control software developed by Raytheon to produce the command-and-control system of Fire Scout aboard the USS Coronado, Raytheon said Wednesday. USS Coronado is designed to operate near […] 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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