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US Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first EABO exercise

SAN DIEGO – Aug. 17, 2022 – U.S. Navy’s autonomous, runway-independent helicopter system Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout successfully completed the Expeditionary Advanced Base Operations (EABO) concept, providing persistent intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capabilities. “Fire Scout is the Navy’s only unmanned helicopter with the ability to deploy from a ship or land with Leer másUS Navy MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first EABO exercise[…]

Robins Air Force Base opens new MQ-9 Reaper facility

Story by Joseph Mather / 78th Air Base Wing Public Affairs The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new MQ-9 Reaper aircraft electronics repair facility at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, July 12, 2022. The ribbon cutting ceremony is part of the collective depot activation efforts for the MQ-9 Leer másRobins Air Force Base opens new MQ-9 Reaper facility[…]

Bristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft

San Francisco and Houston, July 13, 2022 — Bristow Group and Elroy Air has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) for 100 Chaparral hybrid-electric cargo VTOL aircraft. The Chaparral will be the first of its kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft dedicated to cargo movement to be introduced into Bristow’s aircraft fleet. Bristow plans to Leer másBristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft[…]

US Navy deploys MQ-8C Fire Scout to Indo-Pacific

SAN DIEGO – May 23, 2022 – The US Navy autonomous helicopter system MQ-8C Fire Scout, by Northrop Grumman Corporation, made its second operational deployment and first deployment to the Indo-Pacific Area of Responsibility, aboard USS Jackson (LCS-6), providing military commanders greater maritime intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting (ISR&T) capability. “The MQ-8C Fire Scout is Leer másUS Navy deploys MQ-8C Fire Scout to Indo-Pacific[…]

RQ-4D Phoenix Global Hawk delivered to NATO AGS Force

SAN DIEGO – April 7, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC), NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) RQ-4D Phoenix Global Hawk has reached a major milestone with the NATO AGS Management Agency (NAGSMA)’s Full System Handover to the NATO AGS Force (NAGSF) at the Main Operating Base, Sigonella, Sicily. The specially-designed AGS system is uniquely Leer másRQ-4D Phoenix Global Hawk delivered to NATO AGS Force[…]

Boeing MQ-28A Ghost Bat uncrewed aircraft

AUSTRALIA, March 21, 2022 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] Australia congratulates the Australian Government and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on their selection of ‘MQ-28A Ghost Bat’ as the military designator and name for the first Australian-produced military combat aircraft in over 50 years. Australia’s Defence Minister, the Hon Peter Dutton MP, announced the designator and name at Leer másBoeing MQ-28A Ghost Bat uncrewed aircraft[…]

Leonardo is attending DIMDEX 2022 in Doha, Qatar

Doha, 20/03/2022 – Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered global aerospace and defence company, is attending DIMDEX (Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference) from the 21st to the 23rd March –stand H4-212–. The participation aims at demonstrating company’s state-of-the-art defence, security and aerospace capabilities ready to enhance the security of Qatar and the Middle East. Leonardo is Leer másLeonardo is attending DIMDEX 2022 in Doha, Qatar[…]

Marines and Navy fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft

Story by Maj. Jorge Hernandez | Communication Directorate Washington, D.C. – Marines from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron One (VMX-1) and Navy sailors from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) teamed up fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft, with the objective to conduct tactics development integrating manned-unmanned rotorcraft. The exercise has been Leer másMarines and Navy fly together manned H-1 and unmanned MQ-8C aircraft[…]

Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout deployed with US Navy

SAN DIEGO – Jan. 24, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s next generation ship-based autonomous helicopter system deployed operationally Dec. 14, 2021. Deployed with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22, Detachment 5 (HSC-22 DET 5) aboard USS Milwaukee (LCS-5), Fire Scout provides greater organic intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting Leer másNorthrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout deployed with US Navy[…]

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