Air Warfare

Northrop Grumman, Ultra demonstrate unmanned ASW capability

3rd February 2021 - 15:46 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Demonstration marked first use of a VTOL surrogate UAS to conduct a large area multi-static acoustic search.

Northrop Grumman and Ultra Electronics have showcased an ASW capability for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, the US-based company announced on 2 February.

This ASW demonstration (pictured) involved a modified and piloted Bell 407 helicopter in the role of MQ-8C Fire Scout surrogate, equipped with Ultra sonobuoy, receiver and processor equipment ...

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