Northrop Grumman to design control station for Fire Scout UAV

SAN DIEGO, 11 Oct. 2005. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at the Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems division in San Diego to design a shipboard control station for the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

SAN DIEGO, 11 Oct. 2005. U.S. Navy officials are asking engineers at the Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems division in San Diego to design a shipboard control station for the Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

Officials at the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are awarding Northrop Grumman a $5.8 million contract modification to design, build, and test the new control station. The contract number is N00019-00-C-0277.

The new Fire Scout shipboard control station will help the UAV operate from a littoral combat ship.

Work will be in Owego, N.Y., and San Diego, and is to be finished by June 2006.

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