Telephonics to provide radar for Fire Scout UAV
Northrop Grumman Corporation under contract to the US Navy, has selected Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (GFF), to provide a multimode maritime radar system for the Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.
A $33-million contract was awarded to provide the development, production, integration and testing of nine radar systems. The new Telephonics RDR-1700B+ radar will give the MQ-8B Fire Scout critical wide-area search and long-range imaging capability to complement the focused capabilities of its current electro-optical infrared payload.
“We are pleased to be partnered with Northrop Grumman in adding this essential operational capability to Fire Scout,” said Joseph Battaglia, Telephonics’ Chief Executive Officer. “We’re looking forward to working with both Northrop Grumman and the Navy to integrate this new advanced radar system on the MQ-8B as soon as possible.”