Tag: Northrup Grumman

Northrop Grumman Fire Scout Hits New Single-Day Endurance Flight Record

The Northrop Grumman Corporation -built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle marked a new single-day flight record of 18 hours. U.S. Navy operators achieved the record using a single aircraft in a series of endurance flights Feb. 25 from the USS Halyburton (FFG 40). Fire Scout is providing intelligence, surveillance and…

Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers, Global Hawk

A Northrop Grumman -produced Global Hawk high altitude unmanned aircraft began a series of flights over the Pacific Ocean on Feb. 11 as part of a campaign to study atmospheric rivers. Known as Winter Storms and Pacific Atmospheric Rivers (WISPAR), the research is being done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve winter storm forecasts. The…

Northrop Grumman Showcases Defence and Homeland Security Capabilities at IDEX 2011

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight a wide range of defence and security infrastructure system solutions, including airborne early warning and control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, fire control radars and electronic warfare systems at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). IDEX is the largest defence and…

Northrop Grumman Awarded Unmanned Aircraft System Common Architecture Working Group Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation  a $3.3 million contract to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Control Segment (UCS) Architecture Working Group (UCSWG). Sponsored by the Unmanned Warfare Office of the Office Secretary of Defense (OSD), the UCSWG will provide increased UAS command and control capability to the warfighter at lower…