MQ-8B Fire Scout

Type: Product
Name: MQ-8B Fire Scout
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Navy chooses RDRTec to develop sense-and-avoid radar for Fire Scout and Triton UAVs

LAKEHURST, N.J.-U.S. Navy avionics experts are overseeing a program to create a radar system to enable unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to sense and avoid nearby aircraft to avoid mid-air collisions and other difficulties caused by airborne close enco ... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Northrop Grumman to begin upgrading Kearfott navigation systems in MQ-8B/C Fire Scout UAVs

U.S. Navy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts plan to upgrade navigation systems in the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B/C Fire Scout shipboard unmanned helicopters to improve the UAV's precision and reliability.Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent ... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Pentagon Awards $923 Million in Defense Contracts

Closing out last week with a bang, the Department of Defense awarded 29 separate defense contracts in its Friday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of contracts awarded came to $923.2 million.Among the publicly traded companies winning ... [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 30 2014 - Updated Jun 30 2014 - 1 reports

Northrop Wins Extra Funds for MQ-8B Support

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Integrated Systems Sector, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,465,734 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0126) for the extension of engineering and software sustainment ... [Published Defense-Aerospace - Jun 30 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 2 reports

MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Contracts for June 27, 2014 – HNN Huntingtonnews.net

Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, (33.7 percent); Camden, Arkansas (28 percent); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (11.6 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (8.6 percent); Middletown, Ohio (2.7 percent); San Jose, California (2.6 percent); Huntsville, ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 27 2014 - Updated Jun 27 2014 - 1 reports

MQ-8C extended-endurance Fire Scout unmanned helicopter caught “on the road” in California

An MQ-8C Fire Scout was spotted on a trailer on I-405 Northbound at Newport Beach, California The MQ-8C Fire Scout is a Bell 407 helicopter modified with autonomous controls from the MQ-8B drone copter . It weighs 2.7 tons, has a 1,000 lb payload, ... [Published The Aviationist - Jun 27 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 2 reports

New radar enhances MQ-8B Fire Scout capabilities

Richard Tomkins SAN DIEGO, June 22 (UPI) -- A new multi-mode radar that will enhance the capabilities of the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has been demonstrated by Northrop Grumman and the Navy. ... [Published Street Sweeper - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 3 reports

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Increase MQ-8B Fire Scout's Visual Reach with a Modernized Radar

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.Warfighters ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 18 2014]
First reported Jun 17 2014 - Updated Jun 17 2014 - 1 reports

Fire Scout conducts flight with new radar

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. - The MQ-8 Fire Scout prepares to land after its  first flight with a new maritime surface search radar June 16 at Webster Field Annex, Md. This upgrade will increase the situational awareness and threat ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 17 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 3 reports

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Simultaneous Manned, Unmanned Helicopter Flight Tests Aboard the Littoral Combat Ship

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 12 2014]
First reported May 07 2014 - Updated May 08 2014 - 3 reports

New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deploying Linux

Today in Linux news a new desktop environment saw its first release. A joint effort from the LXDE and Razor-qt clans brings LXQt 0.7.0. In other news, several outlets are covering the US Navy's plans to move drones from Solaris to Linux. And finally ... [Published OStatic blogs - May 08 2014]
First reported May 02 2014 - Updated May 03 2014 - 2 reports

Mississippi-built Fire Scout aircraft on Navy’s cutting block

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget drops funding for purchases of the Navy’s unmanned, rotary-winged Fire Scout aircraft, which takes off and lands from ships and is being built in Moss Point, Miss., home state of Navy Secretary Ray Mabus.Even ... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - May 03 2014]

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...U S is head and shoulders above the rest of the world, providing something like 70 percent of all research in the past decade," says Teal's Zaloga. "Israel [is second], having spent a lot of money on exportable tactical UAVs while ITAR restrictions have kept the U S from being anywhere close to the exporter it could be. China is trying to become a peer competitor and throwing a lot of money into UAVs. Everybody else talks the game, but really hasn't put the money into it."

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Northrop Grumman to begin upgrading Kearfott na... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Jul 09 2014]
Navy Contracts -- June 27, 2014 [Published Maryland Bay Net - Jul 01 2014]
Pentagon Awards $923 Million in Defense Contracts [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - Jun 30 2014]
Northrop Wins Extra Funds for MQ-8B Support [Published Defense-Aerospace - Jun 30 2014]
Local Navy Contract Awards – Southern Maryland ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 28 2014]
MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Cont... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 28 2014]
Contracts for June 27, 2014 [Published United States Department of Defense - Jun 28 2014]
When unmammed drones fall from the sky [Published Stars and Stripes - Jun 27 2014]
MQ-8C extended-endurance Fire Scout unmanned he... [Published The Aviationist - Jun 27 2014]
JU president, leadership team visit base [Published Jax Air News - Jun 25 2014]
RDRTec to Help Navy Design Fire Scout, Triton D... [Published New New Internet - Jun 23 2014]
New radar enhances MQ-8B Fire Scout capabilities [Published Street Sweeper - Jun 23 2014]
New radar enhances MQ-8B Fire Scout capabilities [Published UPI - Jun 23 2014]
Military drone crashes in the U.S. highlight ri... [Published Washington Post - Jun 23 2014]
[tt] WaPo: When drones fall from the sky [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 23 2014]
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Increase MQ-8B Fire S... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 18 2014]
NGC, US Navy Increase MQ-8B Fire Scout's Visual... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 17 2014]
Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman, US Navy Incr... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jun 17 2014]
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Increase MQ-8B Fire S... [Published Auto & Transportation - Jun 17 2014]
Fire Scout conducts flight with new radar [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 17 2014]
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Si... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 12 2014]
NGC, US Navy Conduct Successful Simultaneous Ma... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Jun 11 2014]
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Conduct Successful Si... [Published PR Newswire: Auto & Transportation - Jun 11 2014]
Electromagnetic environment testing for MQ-8C F... [Published Space Daily - May 12 2014]
New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deployi... [Published OStatic blogs - May 08 2014]
New DE LXQt Released, Linux Drones, and Deployi... [Published GigaOM Network - May 08 2014]
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Local Navy Contract Awards – Southern Maryland ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 28 2014]
WASHINGTON (June 28, 2014)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Serco Inc., Reston, Virginia , is being awarded a $31,244,653 cost-plus-fixed-fee/firm-fixed-price, ...
MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: Defense Dept. Cont... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jun 28 2014]
Work will be performed in Tucson, Arizona, (33.7 percent); Camden, Arkansas (28 percent); Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (11.6 percent); Andover, Massachusetts (8.6 percent); Middletown, Ohio (2.7 percent); San Jose, California (2.6 percent); Huntsville, ...
MQ-8C extended-endurance Fire Scout unmanned he... [Published The Aviationist - Jun 27 2014]
An MQ-8C Fire Scout was spotted on a trailer on I-405 Northbound at Newport Beach, California The MQ-8C Fire Scout is a Bell 407 helicopter modified with autonomous controls from the MQ-8B drone copter . It weighs 2.7 tons, has a 1,000 lb payload, ...
[tt] WaPo: When drones fall from the sky [Published TranshumanTech - Jun 23 2014]
Will private businesses be subject to draconian regulation of dronesbecause of government incompetence (no one pays for any damage, justtemporary demotion while undergoing remedial training)?When drones fall from the sky http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/06/20/when-drones-fall-from-the-sky/ ...
Northrop Grumman, US Navy Increase MQ-8B Fire S... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Jun 18 2014]
Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.Warfighters ...
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Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman, US Navy Incr... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jun 17 2014]
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