A protective cage to store and protect electronic components of the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter has been received by Northrop Grumman.
The cage, known as a Faraday cage, was produced by Summit Aviation Delaware and shields of electronic systems of the aircraft as possible from electromagnetic interference.
"The Summit team is proud to be a member of the Northrop Grumman Fire Scout team Faraday cage and the supply structure for the Fire Scout program," Said Ralph Kunz, general manager for Summit Aviation. "This partnership resulted Between Our organisms in the structure completed in five months Being."
Northrop Grumman is the prime contractor for the U.S. Navy's Fire Scout program. A total of 28 new MQ-8C Fire Scout Upgrade Stamina will be built using a purpose-modified Bell 407 air vehicle.
George Vardoulakis, vice president for tactical unmanned systems with Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector Said Adding the Faraday cage to Fire Scout will not only protect key electronic systems aim aussi give the Navy Improved accessibility and maintainability by centrally locating key critical avionics components.
Summit Aviation is the share of Greenwich AeroGroup.