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A prototype of the Firestrike system burns through a "representative cruise missile threat." The defense contractor sees a role for it on Navy ships.
Northrop Grumman's Firebird can be flown manned or unmanned, which may allow it to use civil airspace.
Ronald Sugar will replace Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who stepped down as a director of the Apple board last year.
Road Trip 2010: At Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., the Navy's next-generation carrier is well under way. It will forever change the way such vessels are made.
The B variant has already helped the Navy capture drug smugglers and carry out recon missions in Afghanistan and Somalia. The new MQ-8C is bigger and will pack a bigger payload.
On dry land, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy show that they can use a handheld controller to maneuver the drone as if around the tight quarters of an aircraft carrier.
There's a new sub-hunter in town: the US Navy's P-8A Poseidon, just now taking to the air to replace the venerable P-3C Orion. And soon it'll have a drone deputy.
The pilotless prototype shows that it can fit into the crowd on an aircraft carrier flight deck and get the job done "in the most hostile electromagnetic environment on Earth."
Pew! Pew! The Navy has a terrifyingly accurate and deadly laser it plans to send to the Persian Gulf for further testing this summer.
A former government contractor says he was fired after Google's search engine autocompleted his attempted "How to make a radio-controlled airplane" by offering the word "bomb."