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

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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 for 9 minutes at an altitude of 500 feet on a second flight, according to...

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. Gene Fraser of Northop Grumman The scope of Northrop Grumman’s work...