NG to build ten more drone helicopters for US Navy

first_img Northrop Grumman to build ten more drone helicopters for US Navy September 12, 2016 Authorities View post tag: US Navy The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a $108,118,000 contract to deliver another ten Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems.Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter system that provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to the U.S. Navy.There are two Fire Scout variants. The smaller MQ-8B has deployed on multiple frigates and is currently deployed on the littoral combat ship USS Coronado. MQ-8B has also deployed to Afghanistan to support counter- improvised explosive device (IED) operations.The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the Navy’s next generation unmanned helicopter. The MQ-8C Fire Scout’s airframe is based on the commercial Bell 407. The MQ-8C has completed developmental testing and is ready to deploy.Northrop Grumman is expected to complete the work by August 2019. View post tag: MQ-8C Back to overview,Home naval-today Northrop Grumman to build ten more drone helicopters for US Navy View post tag: Northrop Grumman Share this articlelast_img

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