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Manned and unmanned helicopters demonstrate joint operations with the Littoral Combat...

The US Navy has demonstrated operations of manned and unmanned aircraft from the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). On a test off the Pacific coast, the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout launched and controlled from the USS Freedom, transferred information to an airborne Sikorsky MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, both providing the LCS critical surveillance information

LCS 3 ‘Fort Worth’ Validates Surface Weapon Package, UAS Operations on...

The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Surface Warfare Mission Package successfully completed the second phase of its developmental testing, on board the USS Fort Worth...

US Navy Receives the First MQ-8C VTUAV

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first MQ-8C aircraft to the US Navy in early July, in preparation for ground and flight testing. "The endurance upgrade...

Telephonics to Equip US Navy FireScouts with SAR/GMTI Radars

Telephonics Corporation will deliver nine AN/ZPY-4(V)1 multi-mode maritime surveillance radars to equip the US Navy’s MQ-8B with improved night/adverse weather surveillance capability.

US Navy Seek to Arm Firescouts with Guided Rockets

Firescout with APKWS
The US Marine Corps plans to integrate the newly fielded Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket onto the MQ-8B Firescout unmanned helicopter. The US Navy recently awarded a contract for such integration to the weapon developer BAE Systems.

The U.S. Navy Orders Longer Endurance Fire Scouts

The U.S. Navy is ordering eight enhanced unmanned helicopters to be delivered by Northrop Grumman under the designation MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance program. The Navy plans to deploy 28 such helicopters.

Arming the Fire Scout – U.S. to Arm the MQ-8B with...

Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) laser-guided...

Fire-X Helicopter Accomplishes First Autonomous Flight

Fire-X, a vertical unmanned air system (VUAS) developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Bell Helicopter, a Textron company (NYSE:TXT), completed its first fully...

New Counter-Mine System Demonstrates Counter-IED Capabilities

An airborne electro-optical laser sensor designed to detect minefields has demonstrated the ability to detect simulated improvised explosive devices. The Airborne Surveillance, Target Acquisition...

Army Experiment Highlights Advanced VTUAV Capabilities

Participating in the U.S. Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) at Fort Benning, Ga. Last month, Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned system demonstrated new mission...

Unmanned Weight Lifters – UAVs Assume Cargo Delivery Role

The Marine Corps is nearing a decision about the deployment of unmanned air systems to resupply forward units in Afghanistan, replacing some of the...

MQ-8B Fire Scout – Vertical takeoff UAV (VTUAV)

An enhanced version of the FireScout Vertical Takeoff UAV (VTUAV) completed an initial series of flight testing conducted by the U.S. Navy and Northrop...

Weaponizing Unmanned Combat Helicopters

Start < Page 11 of 11 > Developers of VTOL UAVS are looking beyond 2.75" rockets, designing their vertiflight platforms as flying remotely controlled weapon stations. The...
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