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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…






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