BQM-34 Firebee

USA Northrop Grumman UAT
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAT    Company:  Northrop Grumman   
BQM-34 Firebee
Use(s): high-performance aerial target system Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman Corp Powerplant: GE J85-100 2,850lb thrust Dimensions: length: 6.9m, height: 2.1m, wingspan: 3.9m Weight: empty: 975.3kg, MTOW: 1,406.2kg Performance: max speed: Mach 0.97, endurance: up to 1.9hr, ceiling: 60,000ft Payload: wingtip IR or 100lb ECM pods, vector scoring with telemetry, chaff dispensing, IFF and locator beacons, internal/external radar augmentation Launch: air, land-based or shipboard. Recovery: parachute Status: in production



Northrop Grumman Navigation System in nEUROn Test Flights

2016-03-09
Northrop Grumman Navigation System in nEUROn Test Flights
Northrop Grumman Corporation in cooperation with Saab Aerosystems, has provided the Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the nEUROn unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) demonstrator, which recently conducted more than 100 test flights in France, Italy and Sweden.

NG sponsors 2014 UAV Outback Challenge

2014-04-02
NG sponsors 2014 UAV Outback Challenge

Northrop Grumman has announced it will sponsor the 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Outback Challenge competition.

Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

2014-02-25
Australia should boost stocks in drone aircraft, military lobby group says

AN influential air power lobby group wants Australia to acquire long-range unmanned combat aircraft that can fire precision missiles against targets without risk to pilots.

Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Surpasses 100,000 Combat Flight Hours

2014-01-28
Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System Surpasses 100,000 Combat Flight Hours

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, recently surpassed 100,000 combat flight hours in service.

Predator: More Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities

2014-01-23
Predator: More Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA ASI) and Northrop Grumman demonstrated the Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System's (UAS) electronic attack capability during a U.S. Marine Corps' Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course.

Northrop Grumman Wins MQ-4C Triton UAV Contract

2013-08-22
Northrop Grumman Wins MQ-4C Triton UAV Contract
The U.S. Department of Defense announced a dozen contract awards Wednesday — worth $541.2 million in combined value.

Northrop Seeks to Rent Out Small Training UAV

2013-08-15
Northrop Seeks to Rent Out Small Training UAV
Northrop Grummanhas offered theU.S. Air ForceandCustoms and Border Protectiona new unmanned training aircraft under a structure that aims to help the government save $70 million in annual maintenance and procurement expenses

Fire Scout surpasses flight hour record aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts

2013-08-08
Fire Scout surpasses flight hour record aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts
MEDITERRANEAN SEA —Helicopter Strike Maritime Squadron (HSM) 46, Det. 9 recently surpassed the MQ-8B Fire Scout’s previous monthly flight hour record while performing operations at sea aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58).

X-47B aborted third landing attempt

2013-07-15
X-47B aborted third landing attempt
As every good seaman knows, a salty dog is an experienced sailor savvy enough to do the right thing when confronted with a problem.

X-47B carrier landing video

2013-07-11
X-47B carrier landing video
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10.


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