United States began small batch production Fire Scout VTOL UAV
Snow ? Grumman MQ-8B” Fire Scout “vertical takeoff and landing tactical UAV (VTUAV) four view
U.S.” air attack “website 2009 February 23 reported that Snow ? Grumman MQ-8B “Fire Scout” vertical takeoff and landing tactical UAV (VTUAV) project another step forward, the current U.S. Navy awarded Grumman a promise ? The purchase of three sets of system contract. The contract value not to exceed $ 40 million, is three small batch production (LRIP) contract in the last one.
the U.S. Navy in June 2007, Novo ? Grumman awarded the first “Fire Scout” UAV VTOL tactical small batch contract. The project reached a milestone, the U.S. Navy in September 2008 promise to grant a second small batch production ? Grumman contract. In LRIP3 contract, Northrop Grumman will provide the Navy ? three complete “Fire Scout” system, including optical payload, three ground control stations, three sets of UAV recovery system, and six sets of general-purpose portable electronic display device All work is expected to be completed in March 2011.
promise ? Grumman MQ-8B “Fire Scout ‘vertical takeoff and landing tactical UAV program manager, said Doug Fronius, a third LRIP completion of the contract, will make the” Fire Scout “project to reach initial operational capability a step forward in to support the expansion of “Fire Scout” project applications to the “coastal ships’ systems and other warships.
U.S. Navy in 2009 began the “Fire Scout” technical evaluation “Fire Scout” assessment of the operation will take place this year, after assessing the operation, “Fire Scout” will soon be achieve initial operational capability.
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