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  • 28 December 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s unmanned helicopter, MQ-8B Fire Scout, celebrated 10 years of flight on December 18, during a ceremony at Webster Field Annex, Maryland. The helicopter flew 15,000 hours during test and real-world operations since its first flight ten years ago. Fire Scout’s next variant, the MQ-8C was introduced by the navy in 2012. The smaller MQ-8B […]

  • 3 July 2012
    Training & Education

    USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) welcomed Boy Scouts for a tour of the submarine tender as part of the Scout’s annual Summer Camp at Polaris Point, June 20. The camp and ship’s tour provided Scouts opportunities to earn merit badges, learn new outdoor skills and get a glimpse of life aboard a U.S. Navy […]

  • 12 April 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed the initial testing phase aboard a littoral combat ship returning from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) on April 11. The Fire Scout test team along with USS Montgomery sailors conducted dynamic interface testing to verify the MQ-8C launch and recovery procedures and test interoperability between the unmanned helicopter and […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time.   The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship. The flight tests took place May 12, aboard the […]

  • 12 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman a $108,118,000 contract to deliver another ten Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems. Fire Scout is an unmanned helicopter system that provides real-time intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to the U.S. Navy. There are two Fire Scout variants. The smaller MQ-8B has deployed on multiple frigates and […]

  • 12 May 2020
    Equipment & technology

    The US Navy, with support from Northrop Grumman Corporation, commenced flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout equipped with the Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 radar. “The AN/ZPY-8 radar significantly increases Fire Scout’s detection and tracking of targets. The ability to simultaneously employ multiple modes supports US Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements,” Melissa Packwood, program manager, tactical […]

  • 25 April 2014
    Training & Education

    Sailors assigned to USS Constitution began their participation in Dallas-Fort Worth Navy Week with an interpretative historical presentation to Longhorn Council Cub Scout troops 183 and 318 April 22.   Old Ironsides crew members were joined by Sailors assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 1 for a joint educational presentation showcasing the past, […]

  • 9 July 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout on June 29. The ship’s crew worked with the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) for the IOT&E which will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the navy’s newest unmanned […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile frigate USS Simpson (FFG 56) has the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), MQ-8B Fire Scout embarked for solo missions, a U.S. Navy first during a full deployment, March 7. The Fire Scout is the Navy’s only unmanned aircraft to operate on land and at sea. The Fire Scout is a vertical take-off and landing UAV […]

  • 29 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter recently deployed with the USS Coronado (LCS-4) to begin flight operations using its new maritime surveillance radar. According to the Naval Air Systems Command, the AN/ZPY-4(V)1 radar, built by Telephonics Corporation, will be used to improve the situational awareness of the Fire Scout operators and the ship’s […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Training & Education

    The Royal Navy’s flagship welcomed onboard a number of affiliated organisations during a brief port visit to Valetta, Malta. Now approaching the end of Cougar 13, the men and women of HMS Bulwark hosted a number of the ship’s longstanding affiliates, including 29 scouts from the St Aloysius College Scout Group and members of the […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    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 […]

  • 27 August 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in reserve. The […]

  • 31 January 2019
    Authorities

    The US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Northrop Grumman Systems a $55 million contract to deliver an additional five Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned air systems and two lightweight fuel cells. The company is expected to complete work on the contract by August 2021. The MQ-8C is the larger of two Fire Scout variants delivered by […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has taken delivery of the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) after completion of the final assembly at the company’s unmanned systems center in Moss Point, Miss. The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif., to conduct flight […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation has established a new training facility for Fire Scout unmanned helicopter operators that offers improved flight simulators, hands-on aircraft maintenance and classroom instruction. Opened July 10 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., the Fire Scout Training Center will meet increasing demands for trained operators as the system is used more during deployments. […]

  • 1 November 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first flight of the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif. At 12:05 p.m. the MQ-8C Fire Scout took off and flew for seven minutes in restricted airspace to validate the autonomous control systems. A second flight that […]

  • 21 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    US Navy littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) started the underway operational testing phase of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. The latest set of trials began June 15, off San Diego. The operations are a continuation of MQ-8C operational testing that began in April. This next phase is testing the MQ-8C’s ability to operate […]

  • 4 December 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    The Navy’s fourth Fire Scout detachment returned to Mayport, Fla., Dec. 1, after achieving several milestones during its five-month deployment aboard USS Klakring (FFG 42).  The Fire Scout unmanned helicopter detachment logged more than 500 flight hours in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility in support of anti-piracy operations and providing real-time intelligence, surveillance […]

  • 25 September 2013
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Northrop Grumman Corporation turned on the power to the U.S. Navy’s first MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and rotated the aircraft’s four blades for the first time during initial ground testing and engine runs at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif., Sept. 20. Conducting initial engine runs of the aircraft allows engineers to collect […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Training & Education

    USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) conducted dynamic interface operations on the Point Mugu Test Range Nov. 5-13 with the Navy’s Vertical Takeoff Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) known as the MQ-8 Fire Scout. Although Fire Scouts have been used in the fleet onboard frigates, LCS is the first platform designed from the keel up to integrate […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    U.S. Navy’s Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 recently worked with MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to complete integrated missions with various surface and air assets from Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) San Clemente Island. HSC also made history using a mobile mission control station (MMCS) to operate the MQ-8B. The two-week operation culminated with the […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    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 of the aircraft will take place at the company’s Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point, Miss. The MQ-8C is based on a larger helicopter airframe […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    A U.S. Navy helicopter squadron made history earlier in September when the MQ-8B unmanned helicopter they operated successfully tracked a target and served as a laser designator for an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter to fire an AGM-114N Hellfire missile The Northrup Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout detected target location and was transmitted to the MH-60S for targeting. Once […]

  • 11 April 2012
    Authorities

    The Navy recently experienced two unrelated operational mishaps with the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. There were no injuries to personnel and no damage to other aircraft. An MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) March 30 was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime surveillance mission in support of Africa Partnership Station. […]

  • 27 April 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman to produce the next-generation Fire Scout unmanned helicopter using the Bell 407 airframe. The new variant provides greater range, endurance and payload capacity to ship commander’s intelligence-gathering efforts. According to a U.S. Department of Defense news release on contract awards released April 23, the company will produce […]

  • 9 July 2019
    Authorities

    MQ-8C Fire Scout, the US Navy’s new unmanned helicopter, has reached initial operational capability (IOC) after some six years of flight trials. The navy declared IOC on June 28, after the MQ-8C clocked in over 1,500 flight hours with more than 700 sorties. The sea-based, vertical lift unmanned system is designed to provide reconnaissance, situational […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    The “Magicians” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 Detachment 1 departed Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, California, Nov. 17, to join USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) on her maiden deployment. The departure marks the first time the multi-mission MH-60R Seahawk helicopter and the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned autonomous helicopter are deployed together aboard […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced Monday that its Osprey active electronically scanned array AESA radar has been picked to serve as look-out on-board the US Navy’s newly-upgraded unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout. The unmanned helicopter is designed to take off from the decks of US Navy ships to keep watch for distant threats. The contract will see Leonardo delivering an initial batch […]