MQ-8B Fire Scout

Type: Product
Name: MQ-8B Fire Scout
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Unit Costs Surge for MQ-8 Fire Scout Drone

By Friday, April 18th, 2014 2:31 pmPosted in Air , Sequestration [embedded content]The Navy’s drone helicopter, the Air Force’s precision-landing system and the Army’s digital radio for ground troops are among the Pentagon’s weapons programs whose unit ... [Published DoD Buzz - 17 hours ago]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

More drones for Navy

Would the lost Malaysia Airlines jet be found if Northrop Grumman’s Triton unmanned search plane was in the hunt?San Diego executives aren’t quite ready to say that.But the MQ-4C Triton drone, which at 68 aircraft would become the defense giant’s largest ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

Northrop Grumman to Build Five More MQ-8Cs for U.S. Navy

Under an expanded contract, Northrop Grumman Corporation will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon.Final assembly ... [Published Aviation Today - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 2 reports

Northrop contracted to supply additional MQ-8C aircraft to US Navy

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a modification contract by the US Navy for the production and delivery of MQ-8 Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV).Under the $43.7m cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price ... [Published Naval Technology - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Every Helicopter in the US Military Could Soon Be a Drone

The MQ-8 Fire Scout[1] might be the US military's marquee pilotless helicopter, but it's not the only one. A pair of R/C Kaman K-Max K-1200 choppers have proven their value resupplying forward operating bases in Afghanistan and, now, the DoD is developing ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

Navy orders more MQ-8C Fire Scouts

SAN DIEGO, April 8 (UPI) -- More MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters are being built by Northrop Grumman for the U.S. Navy, the company reports.The MQ-8C Fire Scout has a larger airframe than the MQ-8B, giving it greater payload capacity, endurance ... [Published UPI - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 3 reports

US Navy orders five more MQ-8C Fire Scout UAVs

07th April 2014 - 14:38The US Navy has placed an order with Northrop Grumman for five additional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The company was awarded a $44 million contract for the work as a modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, ... [Published Shephard - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 1 reports

FRCSE keeps Fire Scouts ready for crucial mission

Navy photographOn March 13, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment Mayport Sheet Metal Mechanic Anthony Rini works on one of two MQ-8B Fire Scouts aircraft being completely overhauled by the FRCSE Team at Naval Station Mayport, Fla.Artisans ... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 07 2014 - Updated Apr 07 2014 - 1 reports

NGC to Build 5 More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the US Navy

SAN DIEGO - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon.Final assembly of the ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 07 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Navy asks for five long-range Fire Scout UAVs

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. will build five long-range unmanned helicopters for operation from destroyers and other surface warships under terms of a $43.8 million U.S. Navy contract announced late Wednesday.Officials ... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Robert G. Bradley is Decommissioned

By Ensign Christopher M. Cate, USS Robert G. Bradley Public AffairsMAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Nearly 30 years after she was commissioned in 1984, Cmdr. Pete Ehlers, commanding officer of USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49), decommissioned the ship March 28, at ... [Published Navy News Stand - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 2 reports

USS Simpson returns to Mayport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The USS Simpson is returning to Mayport Thursday after a six-month deployment.The Oliver Hazard-Perry-class frigate, along with HSM 46 Detachment 8 worked in the 6th Fleet area of operation in support of NATO Opertion Active End ... [Published Action News Jacksonville - Mar 20 2014]

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The reason why no new aircraft were funded in 2015 is that the Navy already has 40 Fire Scouts, Winter said. "So right now, based upon LCS deployments, that's enough air vehicles."
"I stood right next to the 20-year-old lance corporal. I touched the button. It is literally a one-touch app" Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, chief of the Office of Naval Research, told Defense One . "Frankly, you don't even need the app."
"Land-based flight tests of the system are progressing well and we're working with the navy to conduct our first ship-based flights this summer" Vardoulakis said
...on a larger helicopter airframe that provides greater range, endurance and payload capacity over the currently fielded MQ-8B Fire Scout variant. "Land-based flight tests of..."

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Unit Costs Surge for MQ-8 Fire Scout Drone [Published DoD Buzz - 17 hours ago]
NAS Jax team bids farewell to CMC Shepherd [Published Jax Air News - Apr 17 2014]
More drones for Navy [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 12 2014]
Northrop Grumman to Build Five More MQ-8Cs for ... [Published Aviation Today - Apr 10 2014]
City Of Coronado Turns Out For USS Coronado (LC... [Published Coronado Eagle & Journal - Apr 09 2014]
Navy Proceeds With Plan to Build Carrier-Based ... [Published National Defense Magazine - Apr 09 2014]
Every Helicopter in the US Military Could Soon ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 09 2014]
Every Helicopter in the US Military Could Soon ... [Published Gizmodo - Apr 09 2014]
Northrop contracted to supply additional MQ-8C ... [Published Naval Technology - Apr 09 2014]
Northrop Grumman to Build Five More MQ-8C Fire ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Apr 09 2014]
Navy to get five more Fire Scout UAVs from Nort... [Published Military Embedded Systems - Apr 08 2014]
Navy orders more MQ-8C Fire Scouts [Published UPI - Apr 08 2014]
Northrop Wins $44M for 5 More Fire Scout UAVs [Published Defense-Aerospace - Apr 08 2014]
FRCSE keeps Fire Scouts ready for crucial mission [Published Aerotech News and Review - Apr 08 2014]
US Navy orders five more MQ-8C Fire Scout UAVs [Published Shephard - Apr 07 2014]
US Navy Orders 5 Extra MQ-8C Fire Scout Drones ... [Published Softpedia - Apr 07 2014]
NGC to Build 5 More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the U... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 07 2014]
NORTHROP GRUMMAN : to Build Five More MQ-8C Fir... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 07 2014]
Navy asks for five long-range Fire Scout UAVs [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Apr 03 2014]
US Navy decommissions Oliver Hazard Perry-class... [Published Naval Technology - Mar 31 2014]
Robert G. Bradley is Decommissioned [Published Navy News Stand - Mar 30 2014]
Meet Fire Scout Charlie, Point Mugu's new helic... [Published BusinessWeek - Mar 29 2014]
Meet DASH, A Navy Sub-Hunting Drone From The '60s [Published Jalopnik - Mar 21 2014]
USS Simpson returns to Mayport [Published Action News Jacksonville - Mar 20 2014]
USS SIMPSON to return from deployment [Published News4Jax.com - Mar 20 2014]
Open-source Linux software to be foundation of ... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Mar 17 2014]
Navy chooses shipboard UAV data-control links f... [Published Military Aerospace Electronics - Mar 17 2014]
U.S. military forces plan to spend more than $2... [Published Avionics Intelligence - Mar 16 2014]
Navy transfers unit to Point Mugu to maintain h... [Published Ventura County Star - Mar 11 2014]
Local Navy Contract Awards – Southern Maryland ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 17 2014]
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NGC to Build 5 More MQ-8C Fire Scouts for the U... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Apr 07 2014]
SAN DIEGO - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will build five additional U.S. Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopters, which allow ship commanders to extend their intelligence-gathering capabilities far beyond the horizon.Final assembly of the ...
Local Navy Contract Awards – Southern Maryland ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 17 2014]
WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2014)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Fla. , is being awarded a $17,820,844 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, ...
Can Fire Scout Drone Help Save LCS? [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - Feb 14 2014]
At 11 years old, the robot helicopter called the MQ-8 Fire Scout is a at least a preadolescent. But ever since the reconnaissance drone’s first flight in 2002, it’s had one big problem: It’s a little bit…little.So, at the Navy’s request, manufacturer ...
Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - Feb 12 2014]
The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.  The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown 66 hours to date. The MQ-8C air ...
Local Navy Contract Awards – Southern Maryland ... [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Jan 27 2014]
WASHINGTON (Jan. 26, 2014)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. The Boeing Co., Jacksonville, Fla. , is being awarded a $17,820,844 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, ...
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