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Northrop Grumman Ships First Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Fuselage

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MOSS POINT, Miss., March 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed the first of three fuselages for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (BAMS UAS) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) program. The MQ-4C fuselage will undergo final assembly and system checkout at the company's Palmdale, Calif. facility ahead of its first flight next year. "This milestone follows our successful Critical Design Review held last month and shows we are on track to meet our demonstration objectives," said Steve Enewold, Northrop Grumman vice president and program manager for BAMS. "The second fuselage is under construction at our Moss Point facility and will eventually be part of our three-ship SDD test program." The Northrop Grumman BAMS UAS is a versatile maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance system to support a variety of missions while operating independently or in direct collaboration with fleet assets.  When operational, BAMS will play a key role in providing commanders with a persistent, reliable picture of surface threats, covering vast areas of open ocean and littoral regions, significantly augmenting the use of other manned assets to execute surveillance and reconnaissance tasks. The BAMS UAS program is managed by the Navy's Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons' Persistent Maritime Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-262)


Northrop Grumman Enters Surveillance Competition

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced plans to compete for and capture the U.S. Navy's newest maritime surveillance program. The company will propose a maritime Global Hawk derivative as the centerpiece of its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) campaign. Northrop Grumman's BAMS UAS solution incorporates maritime capabilities into the Global Hawk Block 20 air vehicle. The system can carry up to 3,000 pounds of payload comprising a variety of sensors optimized for searching


Northrop Grumman Presents Risk Reduction Approach to BAMS Program

Northrop Grumman Corporation has unveiled its testing and risk reduction approach for its Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) offer to the U.S. Navy. The approach is focused on delivering the lowest program execution risk and a system solution optimized to deliver lowest developmental and life cycle costs. BAMS will supply the U.S. Navy with a persistent global intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system to protect


Northrop Grumman Taps Johnson as VP for BAMS

Northrop Grumman Corporation appointed Carl Johnson to vice president of Programs-Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) within the company's Integrated Systems sector. Northrop Grumman's BAMS solution incorporates maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities into the Global Hawk Block 20 air vehicle. The system can carry up to 3,000 pounds of payload comprising a variety of sensors optimized for searching, tracking and identifying targets


Coast Guard Cutter Deploys UAS, Interdicts Smugglers

Flight deck Berthholf: Photo credit USCG

The Coast Guard has completed the second of three planned shipboard demonstrations of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) capabilities aboard Coast Guard Cutter 'Bertholf' . The Coast Guard is using knowledge gained from these demonstrations to inform a future cutter-based UAS acquisition project. During the two-week deployment, the UAS demonstration team operated a ScanEagle UAS for more than 90 hours of flight time and aided in the interdiction of nearly 600 kilograms of cocaine – the


Unmanned Aircraft Makes USCG Icebreaker Landing

UAS takes to the air: Photo USCG

Coast Guard and National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration researchers report the successful landing of an unmanned aircraft system on the flight deck of Coast Guard Cutter 'Healy', marking the first time a UAS has completed a take-off and landing aboard a Coast Guard icebreaker. UAS operators from AeroVironment, designers of the Puma All Environment UAS, working alongside researchers from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center and NOAA made necessary adjustments following


Lockheed Martin-Led Team Tests Naval Defense System

Lockheed Martin has completed at-sea demonstration operational testing of a new Fast Inshore Attack Craft (FIAC) Defense System, which is designed to provide an innovative and cost-effective way to quickly extend the defensive perimeter of most naval vessels out to five miles. To counter the globally emerging threat of small attack boat swarms - referred to as FIAC by the U.S. Navy - a Lockheed Martin-led industry team, with the support of the Navy, developed the FIAC Defense System


Coast Guard to Test Oil Spill Technologies in Arctic

RDC personnel and partners will build on prior Arctic research projects including the 2012 deployment of a skimmer designed for recovering oil from ice off the coast of Barrow, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard illustration.

The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) plans to test and evaluate oil spill detection and recovery technologies in the Arctic Ocean as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. A multi-agency team of engineers and scientists led by RDC researchers will conduct a series of demonstrations in September aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy to test and evaluate capabilities of various unmanned aerial systems (UAS)


Coast Guard to Test Arctic Oil Spill Technologies

Arctic ocean oil spill operations: Rendering courtesy of USCG

The U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) plans to test and evaluate oil spill detection and recovery technologies in the Arctic Ocean as part of Operation Arctic Shield 2013. A multi-agency team of engineers and scientists led by RDC researchers will conduct a series of demonstrations in September 2013 aboard Coast Guard Cutter Healy to test and evaluate capabilities of various unmanned aerial systems (UAS)


Submerged Submarine Launches Aircraft

Submarine Launches Aircraft: Photo credit US NRL

An all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) aircraft has been successfully launched from the submerged 'USS Providence' (SSN 719) & flew a several hour mission demonstrating live video capabilities streamed back to the submarine, surface support vessels and Norfolk base before landing at the Naval Sea Systems Command Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), Andros, Bahamas. From concept to fleet demonstration


U.S. Navy Treading Water on Shipbuilding

CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert talks to tidewater area Sailors during an all-hands call aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter D. Lawlor/Released)

Fleet, Force put Warfighting First: U.S. Navy still the World's “preeminent maritime force,” At the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and with a new Chief of Operations at the helm, the U.S. Navy continues to provide credible combat power with persistent presence around the


Alfa Laval Aalborg WHR Systems Ordered for UAS Fleet

Marios Petrou & Naif Al Khalidi

Alfa Laval Aalborg to supply XS-TC7A auxiliary engine waste heat recovery (WHR) economizers to all 48 ships in the United Arab Shipping (UAS) Company fleet. With its small footprint and the lowest possible weight to output ratio, the Aalborg XS-TC7A economizer optimizes the use of waste heat


Fairweather Forms New Subsidiary Tulugaq

The only aircraft of its kind operating in Alaska, Tulugaq’s DA42 combines remote sensing capabilities with low visibility and quiet operation to conduct complex data collection operations without disturbing protected wildlife. (Photo: Tulugaq)

Following the recent acquisition of VDOS, a worldwide company in airborne remote sensing operations, Fairweather, LLC has announced the formation of subsidiary Tulugaq, LLC -- the result of a partnership between Fairweather, LLC, Olgoonik Corporation and Kaktovik Iñupiat Corporation


Unmanned Navy Carrier Aircraft Program: Progress Update

X-47B flies  near CVN 77: Photo credit USN

One year ago, Sailors watched an unmanned air vehicle take-off from a nuclear-powered carrier flight deck for the first time in naval aviation history, says Capt. Beau Duarte
, Unmanned Carrier Aviation program manager: "May 14, 2013 was an extraordinary day for the Navy


L-3 Taps Whitlow as President of Aviation and Maritime Services Division

L-3 Communications said that Bill Whitlow was named as President of its Aviation and Maritime Services division (AMSD). Whitlow assumes the role previously held by Tom Brennan before his recent retirement from L-3. Prior to his promotion, Whitlow was a Vice President at AMSD


Northrop Grumman Q3 2009 Results

•    Sales Increase 4 Percent to $8.73 Billion- GAAP EPS from Continuing Operations Increase to $1.52 •    Pension-adjusted EPS Increase 22 Percent to $1.67 2009E GAAP EPS Guidance Raised to $5.00 to $5.15 from $4.65 to $4.90


MLL to Train 60 Cadets This Summer

For the past 13 years, Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has hosted more than 900 cadets from federal and state maritime academies to sail aboard its ships. This summer, more than 60 cadets will train aboard 28 U.S. flag containerships and 4 pure car/truck carriers






 
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