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$262M For Fire Scout Robot Choppers
05/11/12 — Northrop Grumman has been selected by the US Navy to produce a new variant of the firm’s Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using a Bell 407 airframe. The US Department of Defense released information regarding contract awards, and according to the news, Northrop Grumman will produce a total of eight Fire Scout aircraft while not exceeding a budget of $262 million. According to press reports, the upgraded Fire Scout will provide greater range, endurance and payload capacity as compared to its predecessor. The Fire Scout endurance upgrade has been designated as the MQ-8C. Duke Dufresne, vice president and general manager for…

Northrop Grumman’s MQ-8B Fire Scout Demonstrates Interoperability With the Army’s OSRVT
01/13/10 — MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter has been shown to work with the Army’s One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) video and data system, enabling warfighters to remotely downlink live surveillance images and critical geospatial data. A Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) land-based MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System, designated P7, successfully demonstrated interoperability with the Army’s One System(R) Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT) at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., the week of November 23. Fire Scout’s OSRVT demonstration illustrates its readiness to support Brigade Combat Teams. Designed and produced by AAI Corporation, the OSRVT provides direct receipt of full-motion video and…

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