Flying a helicopter
Helicopter stories
Accidents
Acronyms
Jobs new
Airliners
Airshows
Future helicopters
For Sale
Contact


Database

47210 serials
20096 photos
4008 heliports



facebook     twitter     google     linkedin


Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here



Latest News

Indra Working on Simulator for Spanish NH90

Two Additional H225 for South Korea Firefighters

Thai Aviation Services Implemented WinAir 7

AC312E Completes Plateau Tests

Russian Helicopters at Milipol 2017

First AW101 Delivered to Norway

GE Begins Production of T408 Engine for CH-53K

JBI Helicopters in the Farming of Cranberry Bogs

33
Liked this

Newsletter #49     | News

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



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

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 warning in a high-traffic littoral environment. Fire Scout s deployment with the new radar is planned for 2015.



Northrop Grumman, June 17, 2014 - SAN DIEGO, CA – 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 will now have the latest in radar technology to pair with their current electro-optical infrared payload. Integrating this new radar system will provide the MQ-8B Fire Scout with essential operational capabilities in all tactical environments and will improve how it addresses threats in real-world scenarios.

"Fire Scout is pushing the limits of unmanned helicopters by continuing to add enhanced capabilities to its already advanced payload," said George Vardoulakis, vice president, medium range tactical systems, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "This modernized radar complements Fire Scout's other sensors and systems to provide the Navy with increased visibility far beyond the horizon, while collecting vital imaging for maritime operations."

Northrop Grumman modified a Telephonics Corporation AN/ZPY-4 multi-mode maritime surveillance radar system used for manned aircraft, so it could be used on the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide.

Aircraft mentioned in this article :
Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout 168213     ( US Navy )

This article is listed in :
Northrop-Grumman MQ-8A/B Fire Scout in USUS Navy

Sponsors

Viewpoint

Saxon


Promote Your Services Here




facebook     twitter     google     linkedin

Sponsored by
Viewpoint Saxon

Promote Here