Tag Archives: MQ-8C

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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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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