Tag Archives: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System

The Northrop Grumman X-47B is an demonstration Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) which first flew in February 2011. The X-47 project began as part of DARPA’s J-UCAS program, and is now part of the United States Navy’s UCAS-D (Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration) program, which aims to create a carrier-based unmanned aircraft. Unlike the Boeing X-45, the development of the ...

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates Unmanned Aerial Vehicle air-to-air refueling

On Jan. 21, 2011, the most well known three aircraft centers  of the world,  Northrop Grumman Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency(DARPA) and NASA, Dryden Flight Research Center, demonstrated autonomous aerial refueling between two unmanned flights, on a very high altitude aircraft platforms. This kind of operation never before performed in the history of defence aviation. Northrop Grumman’s Proteus test ...

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Northrop to highlight its ISR Capabilities at Aero India 2011

The Northrop Grumman Corporation is highlighting its industry-leading range of capabilities in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) including airborne early warning and control systems for maritime reconnaissance, fire control radars and unmanned aerial vehicles,  at the Aero India 2011 exhibition and air show. Aero India, organized by the Defence Exhibition Organization, Ministry of Defence and managed by the Confederation of ...

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Final F-35A Development Jet Arrives at Edwards Airforce Base

A Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II stealth fighter came in for a landing at Edwards AFB, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 22, after a 3.2-hour ferry flight from Fort Worth, Texas. The jet, known as AF-4, is the fifth F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft to ferry to Edwards for testing. Till date, the F-35 program has achieved 578 total test flights. ...

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