MQ-8C Fire Scout Industry Event Registration

Event information for Global Surveillance Industry Day

Unmanned helicopter flying above a landing pad in the sea
MQ-8C Fire Scout Industry Event Registration Event Agenda Area Hotels (Travelocity) Event Parking (PMI)*

*For those parking at this location, please bring your parking stub to the Navy Memorial store for validation at a discounted rate.

Industry Day – MQ-8C Fire Scout

Thursday, April 18, 2024

United States Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20004

Thursday, April 18, 2024: 7:30 AM–Noon

Dress Code: Military - Uniform of the Day / Civilian - Business Attire

MQ-8C Upgrades for Targeting, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Missions

  • Suppliers will receive program updates, budget specifics, and the criticality of Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems programs to our Naval and Joint Forces
  • Learn about opportunities for future capabilities, including optical landing and sense-and-avoid
helicopter landing on back of ship in ocean

About the MQ-8C Fire Scout

The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the Navy's next-generation autonomous helicopter. The MQ-8C Fire Scout's airframe is based on the commercial Bell 407, a mature helicopter with more than 1,600 airframes produced and over 4.4 million flight hours. Combined with the maturity of Northrop Grumman's autonomous systems architecture, Fire Scout meets customer requirements for ship-based and land-based autonomous systems. There are two Fire Scout variants. The smaller MQ-8B Fire Scout has deployed on multiple frigates and is currently deployed on a Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). MQ-8B Fire Scout has also deployed to Afghanistan to support counter- improvised explosive device (IED) operations. This system has completed more than 16,600 flight hours over 6,200 sorties.

Learn more about the Fire Scout