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Navy to Arm Northrop Grumman-Built Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter

SAN DIEGO, Nov 8, 2011  Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a weapons system. The Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System...

Navy: UAV likely downed by pro-Gadhafi forces

By Joshua Stewart - Staff writer Navy Times A Navy unmanned helicopter that crashed over Libya in June was likely shot down by forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi, a Navy spokesman...

Firescout flies from USS Freedom (Littoral Combat Ship 1)

SAN DIEGO, 26 Feb. 2011. The Northrop Grumman Corp. MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) flew its first test flights from the U.S....

Firescout bluewater deployment.

The MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is performing its first blue water deployment on board a U.S. Navy warship, directed by NAS Jacksonville-based Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light...

Firescout set to operate from USS Halyburton

SAN DIEGO, 15 Dec. 2010. Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy have verified that the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is functionally compatible with communications systems...

Firescout passes 1000 hours flight time.

The MQ-8B Firescout makes the 1000 hour patch, with at least 40 minutes of solo time. The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed...

COBRA system flight trials on RQ-8A Firescout

YUMA PROVING GROUND, Ariz. | The Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I system at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.,...

SNC to create detect sense and avoid for MQ 8B Firescout.

Sparks, Nevada – Oct. 4th, 2010 –  Sierra Nevada Corporation’s President, Eren Ozmen is pleased to announce that SNC has won a competitive contract from the Office of Naval Research...

Fire Shadow loitering munition

Blurring the borders between missile and UAS this airframe aims to hurry up and wait for something to happen. Expect to see lots of these making news in 2011. Many...

Fire Scout to resume flying at Yuma

Christopher P. Cavas - Staff writer for Navy news :- Flights of the MQ-8B Fire Scout, a small, unmanned helicopter the Navy is testing to operate from its warships, will...