Unmanned Vehicles

PREMIUM: Northrop and Ultra move towards production-ready MQ-8 sonobuoy launcher

11th February 2021 - 09:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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A collaboration between Northrop Grumman and Ultra Electronics could hold the key to new ASW capabilities for the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV.

Northrop Grumman and Ultra Electronics plan on co-designing and manufacturing a new sonobuoy launcher for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, as they further develop ASW capabilities for the aircraft.

An Ultra prototype launcher was used to carry and deploy ā€˜Gā€™-class sonobuoys (measuring 42cm in length) during a Fire Scout large ...

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