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Northrop Wins USN Surveillance UAV ~$1.2billion  
User currently onlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5495 posts, RR: 8
Posted (6 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Northrop just won the UAV competition for the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS). Basically these are special Predator aircraft with unique sensor packages and performance capabilities, they will work closely with the new P-8. Current outlook is to have 50 BAMS working with the 100+ P-8 ASW aircraft.

From the FI article on the award:

Quote:
.....a roughly 50-aircraft unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet to partner with the 108-fleet Boeing P-8A Poseidon....

The two fleets will focus on different missions. The P-8A will continue the P-3C’s primary focus on anti-submarine warfare, while the BAMS fleet will focus on surface and overland surveillance across a wide swath of territory.
......

....each responsible for maintaining a persistent surveillance vigil over a 2,000nm radius.

.... the BAMS aircraft also will be tasked to dive to low-altitude, requiring a new level of high- and low-altitude agility for a UAS fleet.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...for-1.1-billion-bams-contract.html

More UAV's in the air, it will be interesting to see how this all plays out in the coming years.

Tugg


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User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1984 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 17 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Well it is good to see Northrop doing well these days. Another flying job going to computers though.


Keep the shinny side up!
User currently offlineAardvark From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 15 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Predator? I thought Northrop produced the Global Hawk.

User currently onlineTugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5495 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 2183 times:



Quoting Aardvark (Reply 2):
Predator? I thought Northrop produced the Global Hawk.

Damn! I hate it when I make THAT basic a mistake. You are absolutely correct, it is Global Hawk based and nothing to do with the General Atomics Predator which actually lost the competition.

Tugg



I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30859 posts, RR: 86
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 2156 times:
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Having also won the Naval UCAV contract with their X-47 Pegasus, as well, this new contract is more good news for NG.

[Edited 2008-04-23 10:45:25]

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