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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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Northrop Concludes Operational Tests for Triton Ahead of Navy Milestone C Decision; Doug Shaffer Comments

Northrop Grumman has wrapped up the operational assessment phase for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system the company designed for the U.S. Navy. Navy personnel and Northrop employees collaborated to check the performance of Triton during a 60-hour flight test and examined sensor imagery taken at different altitudes, Northrop said Tuesday. …

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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 …

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