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Fire Scout set to gain Link 16

7th May 2020 - 17:30 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast


Northrop Grumman is set to receive new contracts from the US Navy over the next two years to integrate Link 16 on the MQ-8C Fire Scout VTOL UAV, as part of a growing range of the company’s systems to feature such a capability. 

US Naval Air Systems Command awarded Northrop Grumman a contract in 2018 for a demonstration installation of Link 16 on the MQ-8C. This completed a proof-of-concept and risk reduction effort for full Link 16 integration onto the UAV. 

The US government is set to award a Phase 1 MQ-8C Link 16 integration contract to the company …

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