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Fmr. Air Force Intel Chief Urges Rehaul of DoD Drone Program

The former Air Force deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Lt. Gen. David Deptula has a new report that offers the Defense Department suggestions as it writes a 25-year plan for unmanned aircraft. The U.S. military needs to overhaul the way it is buying and managing drones, …

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Northrop to Provide System Software, Engineering Support to Navy Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopters

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 29, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $17.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy for system software and engineering services in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company will provide software design and system integration, qualification …

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Navy Continues Endurance Flight Tests on Northrop MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 26, 2015 — The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) continue to perform capability-based testing on the MQ-8C Fire Scout, ahead of operational evaluation later in the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Northrop said the unmanned helicopter’s latest endurance flight lasted 11 hours out to a …

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Northrop’s Modernized Fire Scout Takes First Flight; George Vardoulakis Comments

A Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C unmanned helicopter variant built for the U.S. Navy has completed its maiden flight, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy’s updated Fire Scout aircraft flew for 7 minutes across Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mogu, Calif. on Thursday. The chopper flew …

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Northrop Grumman Takes Center Stage at Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conferece Expo

Northrop Grumman has taken center stage at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s conference and exhibition in Washington D.C. this week, the largest event of its kind.  Eight of the 15 news conferences the industry association has scheduled for today and tomorrow will be conducted by Northrop Grumman. The …

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