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Autonomous Systems

 Meet the Mission   Technology and Innovation in Autonomous Systems   Autonomous Systems Teams Media Contacts for Autonomous Systems To reach out to the Northrop Grumman Autonomous Systems team, please contact: Anne Greco  (858) 618-6500 Daniel Hazard  (858) 618-7557 Geri MacDonald (858) 618-3723 Scott Villiard  (858) 618-3706

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Bat Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Family of Multi-Mission, Persistent and Affordable Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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BQM-34 Firebee High Performance Aerial Target System

The Most Capable and Reliable High Performance Aerial Target System  

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BQM-74F Aerial Target

The BQM-74F is being developed by Northrop Grumman under a U.S. Navy System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract. Building on the proven success of the BQM-74E, the BQM-74F improves the speed, range, maneuverability, and endurance, increases the payload capability, modernizes the support equipment and retains the utility of a portable,…

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Fire Scout

Fire Scout is a combat-proven, autonomous helicopter system providing real-time Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Target-acquisition (ISR&T), laser designation and battle management to tactical users without relying on manned aircraft or space-based assets. It has the ability to operate from any air-capable ship or land base and support persistent ISR&T requirements.

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Fire-X

Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System

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Firebird

The Firebird product line delivers a proven airframe with autonomous mission capability. Available in manned, autonomous and optionally piloted configurations, Firebird is designed to provide ISR payload and cockpit flexibility through truly open architecture and plug-and-play payload integration.

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Global Hawk

 Global Hawk: Vigilance for a Changing World The RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is the premier provider of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. Able to fly at high altitudes for greater than 30 hours, Global Hawk is designed to gather near-real-time, high-resolution imagery of large areas…

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Global Hawk Distinctions and World Records

Global Hawk's World Records April 23, 2001: Global Hawk became the first unmanned, powered aircraft to cross the world's largest ocean when it landed in Australia at 8:40 p.m. local time after a 23-hour, 20-minute trip across the Pacific Ocean. March 29, 2013: Global Hawk set the endurance record for…

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Global Hawk Enterprise

The Global Hawk Enterprise is a family of high-flying HALE Unmanned Systems, including NATO AGS and Triton.

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James Webb Space Telescope

Meet the JWST Engineers at Northrop Grumman   The Northrop Grumman engineers behind the James Web Space Telescope have no easy task. It has taken one hundred million hours of people’s lives to build JWST, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Hear from the engineers who…

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MQ-4C Triton

Making the World's Oceans Smaller: Based on the proven Global Hawk UAS, Triton's autonomous operations are supported by land-based command and control mission planners and sensor operators. Triton will be equipped with a unique and robust mission sensor suite that provides 360-degree coverage on all sensors, providing unprecedented maritime domain…

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NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS)

The NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system will expand NATO's joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.

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The Rotary-Bat (R-Bat)

The Rotary-Bat™ (R-Bat) unmanned helicopter is a small, tactical unmanned aircraft system that uses a proven airframe, combined with Northrop Grumman's expertise in autonomous control.

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X-47B UCAS Makes Aviation History…Again!

The X-47B is a tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman as part of the U.S. Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) Carrier Demonstration program.

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