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Northrop Grumman: MQ-8C Fire Scout expected to IOC, deploy in 2020

December 12, 2017 |
Justin Katz
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The MQ-8C Fire Scout is expected to reach initial operating capability and see its first deployment in 2020, according to Northrop Grumman officials. "The IOC definition for the Navy is a first deployment, so that's when we think you'll see the first deployment of the MQ-8C with a fully integrated [active electronically scanned array] radar," Jack Thomas, director of mission engineering for tactical autonomous systems at Northrop Grumman, told Inside the Navy in a Dec. 7 interview. Navy spokeswoman Jamie...

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