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Medium Range Tactical Systems 8 October 2013 Thomas Twomey Fire Scout Business Development Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems.

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1 Medium Range Tactical Systems 8 October 2013 Thomas Twomey Fire Scout Business Development Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems

2 Unmanned Systems Programs Global Hawk UAS Unmanned Systems MP-RTIP NATO AGS EURO HAWK® Fire Scout MQ-8B Firebird 2 Approved for Public Release: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Case , 3/29/12 Triton UAS Fire Scout MQ-8C Navy UCAS Bat

3 NAVAIR Public Release Distribution: Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited

4 Carrier Based UAS Development Effort 2005 FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY FY J-UCAS Program Phase 1: Critical Technology Maturation/Demonstration Phase 2: Operational System Development QDR “Restructure the J-UCAS program and develop an unmanned, longer-range carrier- based aircraft capable of being air-refueled…to increase naval reach and persistence.” UCAS Carrier Demonstration (UCAS-D) Future Carrier Based Unmanned Air System(s) UCAS-CV integration demo using operationally relevant, tailless LO- planform UCAS prototype aircraft Reach TRL-6 on CV ops-related technologies Sea Trials NLT FY13 Autonomous Aerial Refueling demo UCAS-CV integration demo using operationally relevant, tailless LO- planform UCAS prototype aircraft Reach TRL-6 on CV ops-related technologies Sea Trials NLT FY13 Autonomous Aerial Refueling demo Requirements determination in progress (UCLASS) NAVAIR Public Release Distribution: Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited

5 UCAS Carrier Launch 5

6 UCAS Carrier Landing 6

7 Firebird Overview Persistent, Multi-INT and Optionally Piloted Scalable GCS Transportable Multi - INT Internal Payload Bay Key Characteristics IP, Service-based Open Architecture Multiple, Simultaneous Sensors Optionally Piloted UAV endurance, manned flexibility Scalable GCS Approved for Public Release: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Case , 7/30/13 7

8 Bridging Manned & Unmanned ISR platforms – Why it’s important Manned Strengths More control and tasking capability to tactical commanders on the ground Seamless operation in the U.S. national airspace Accommodates larger sensor payloads Less cost to integrate new capabilities Agility and responsiveness Unmanned Strengths Greater endurance than manned platforms Lower operational cost than manned ISR platforms Keeps people out of immediate danger Lower maintenance and manpower costs Plug-and-Play architecture IP-based connectivity Kit-based OPV Common mission management Large internal payload bay Interface with ground units Multi-sensor, multi-mission Flexibility Utility Approved for Public Release: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Case , 7/30/13 8

9 Autonomous Group 3 Small Tactical UAS Bat-12 9 Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

10 Bat-12 Specifications 10 Max Payload Max Endurance 50 lb Payload Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

11 Bat UAS Features 11 Highly Modular Components allow Flexibility and Ease of Maintenance Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

12 Over 3 ft 3 of Payload Capacity and 750 Watts of Power Bat-12 Payload Volume 12 Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

13 Runway Independent Bat-12 Launch 13 Custom Smaller Launcher 4 pneumatic cylinders Fully automated launcher operated from GCS Self contained compressor & generator Storage for 3 Bat UAVs and net recovery MIL-SPEC Shadow Launcher In theater. Used by Shadow UAV Easy setup and teardown Four 10-ft sections fold for easy transport HMMWV trailer transportable Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

14 Runway Independent Bat-12 Recovery minute setup/teardown 4 Redundant Hooks: 2 nose / 2 Winglets Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

15 Scalable Ground Control Station Bat UAS Ground Control Station Ruggedized laptops or HMMWV mounted 788 shelter. One System GCS (OSGCS) integration under way. Multiple air vehicles can be operated simultaneously from a single IP- based, STANAG compliant, GCS feeding multiple workstations and the warfighter. 15 Approved for Public Release: OSR 10-S-2575 Dated 13 July 2010

16 Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System MQ-8 Fire Scout

17 Fire Scout 17 MQ-8C In Development MQ-8BOperationalMQ-8BOperational Ship-Based Land-Based 17 NAVAIR Public Release Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; NGAS

18 18 Current Fire Scout Activities 04 September 2013

19 MH-60 MQ-8B 19 Complementary Aircraft Capabilities MQ-8B Fire Scout Fully Autonomous Vertical Take-off and Landing System 11,400+ Total Flight Hours 9,400+ Operational Hours 11,400+ Total Flight Hours 9,400+ Operational Hours Provides tactical intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting data Designed to operate from all control station equipped air-capable ships and shore facilities System Components: –1 to 4 aircraft –Ground Control Station –Sensors Electro-Optical / Infra-Red (FLIR Brite Star II) Maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) Signals Intelligence Payloads –Communications Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) / Primary C2 Radios (ARC-210) / Secondary C2 Unmanned Common Automatic Recovery System (UCARS) Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: SPR , 25 February 2013; NGAS

20 Fire Scout Specification and Size Comparisons 20 3 MQ-8B Aircraft Stowage within SH-60 Footprint 3 MQ-8B Aircraft Stowage within SH-60 Footprint ft (4.2 m) 9.7 ft (2.96 m) 5.75 ft (1.8 m) WLO 15.5 ft (4.7 m) 7.58 ft (2.3 m) 30 ft (9.15 m) 14.5 Degree 1.92 ft (.6 m) 7.5 ft (2.3 m) Length 30 ft (9.15 m) Rotor Diameter27.5 ft (8.4 m) Height 9.7 ft (2.96 m) Gross Weight3,150 lbs (1,429 kg) EngineRolls-Royce 250-C20W Speed 85+ Knots Ceiling 12,500+ ft (3.8 km) Endurance 6+ Hours Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: NAVAIR , 1 March 2011

21 MQ-8B Weapons Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC) 21 Launcher Laser guided rocket 2.75 inches x 75 inches 32 Lbs 5 km range Laser guided rocket 2.75 inches x 75 inches 32 Lbs 5 km range Navy designed Leverages existing designs Navy designed Leverages existing designs APKWS Supporting Navy to develop a ship-based, Fire Scout weapons capability Responds to Navy requirements to engage targets on land with laser-guided accuracy while keeping warfighters out of harm's way Weapon: –Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Live Fire 2013 Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: SPR , 25 February 2013; NGAS

22 MQ-8B Radar Rapid Development Capability (RDC) 22 SAR ISAR SAR SPOT SHIP CLASSIFICATION Telephonics 1700B Radar Capabilities: –Multi-mode Maritime Surveillance, Tracking, Imaging Navigation, Avoidance –Operational Modes Surveillance Search and Rescue Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) + Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Imaging Search and Rescue Beacon Detection –Cue to Electro Optical (EO)/Infra-Red (IR) payload for identification Provides warfighter with: –Large Area Search –Cueing to other sensors (EO/IR, AIS) –Long-Range Large/Small boat Threat Detection Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: SPR , 25 February 2013; NGAS

23 Fire Scout Payload Development 23 EO/IR/LRF USN Baseline Future/Potential Modular Payload Architecture Swap payloads between missions (Load and Go) System recognizes payload and automatically loads software module Easily accommodate new payloads via defined interface specifications and open architecture Minor control changes to hardware/software on air vehicle and GCS for new payloads Maritime Multi-Mode Radar RADAR (Baseline in 2012) Communications and data relay packages Chem/bio/nuclear detect Homeland security EW/SIGINT SATCOM Acoustic relay Lightweight sonobuoys FLIR Star SAFIRE III Logistics supply pods Automatic Identification System Mine Detection EO/IR/LRF Near Term Payloads Logistics Supply Pods Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: NAVAIR Dated 11 May 2010

24 Mission Capability Comparison 24 Current Long Dwell Surveillance SAR Search Force Protection Multiplier Mine Warfare (compliment MH-60S) Future ASUW Large Area Surveillance ASUW Kill Data Relay ASUW Search ASUW Detect ASUW Track ASUW ID Surveillance Communication Relay Maintain Common Operating Picture Flexibility, mission enhancement and future capability at low maintenance and logistics cost Flexibility, mission enhancement and future capability at low maintenance and logistics cost Logistics Search and Rescue ASW Search ASW Detect ASW Track ASW Classify ASW Kill ASUW Large Area Surveillance ASUW Kill Fire Scout Complements Many Current Mission Sets MQ-8B Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: NAVAIR Dated 11 March 2009 SH-60 24

25 Leverages current Navy program of record and over 10 years of development MQ-8 System Evolution 25 MQ-8C Production UAV Navy RQ-8A Bell 206L Navy MQ-8B Bell 407 OH-58D Existing TCS Control Segment Fire X Demonstrator Schweizer 333 Leverages MQ-8B Ship Integration Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: NAVAIR , 20 September 2011; NGAS

26 26 MQ-8C Fire Scout MQ-8C based on Fire-X prototype –Combining the most mature VTUAV architecture in the world from the MQ-8B Fire Scout with a highly mature, reliable and proven aircraft in the Bell 407 Fire Scout endurance upgrade, designated MQ-8C, developed in response to AFRICOM urgent requirement for enhanced sea-based ISR capability Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: SPR , 25 February 2013; NGAS

27 All system attributes greater than TRL 9 Schweizer 333 MQ-8B Bell 407 MQ-8C System Makeup 27 TCDL Wide band data link Component of LCS Added for other ship classes TCDL Wide band data link Component of LCS Added for other ship classes Mission Execution Mission planning interface? Strike planning? Intel analysis Mission Execution Mission planning interface? Strike planning? Intel analysis Support Segment Deck Handling Refuel/Defuel Non-powered A/C movement Landing Grid Support Segment Deck Handling Refuel/Defuel Non-powered A/C movement Landing Grid Key Existing Modification New Voice Digitizing Module Engine Interface Unit EO/IR Payload Ground control Panel I/O Data Panel Harpoon 3 UHF/VHF Antennas 1 UCARS Antenna 2 TCDL Antennas 2 GPS/INS Antennas 2 RADALT Antennas 2 IFF Antennas 97% common software, 3% Vehicle Specific Module Air Vehicle Software LSO Method to monitor and communicate with aircraft Safety of Flight Ops LSO Method to monitor and communicate with aircraft Safety of Flight Ops UCARS Guidance, Nav, & Control Precision Nav UCARS Guidance, Nav, & Control Precision Nav Ship Control Station TCS ARC-210 Radios TCDL GPS/INS RADALT IFF Flight Power Conditioning Unit Aux Power Conditioning Unit Environmental Control System Ethernet Switch & Router Payload Interface Unit Ice Detector Vehicle Management Computers (2) Flight Control / Engine Actuators (6) Common Equipment Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: NAVAIR , 20 September 2011; NGAS

28 Potential Cargo Capability 28 Successful Technical Assessment Has Led to Opportunities to Expand Fire Scout Mission Set Provides significant cargo/logistics capability…both internal and external Internal modular fuel configuration could facilitate efficient support to small field units Sea base replenishment more attractive with internal capability Fundamental cargo work complete Baseline Bell 407 well suited to the mission Brings true multi-mission capability ISR—EO/IR; Radar; Electronic Warfare; Communications Relay Resupply Approved for Public Release, Distribution Unlimited: SPR , 25 February 2013; NGAS

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