Study session

  • 30-Jun-2008 08:02 EDT

The U.S. Navy awarded a study contract to Northrop Grumman and L-3 Communications for the Navy’s EPX aircraft program. EPX is envisioned as a shore-based, manned aircraft providing intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and targeting support to carrier strike groups and theater, combatant, and national commanders. The Navy initiated a competition in November 2007 to study the replacement of its EP-3E signals intelligence aircraft fleet and the expansion of its mission capability. This contract, valued at $1.25 million, calls for the development of a preferred system concept and analysis of the associated risks and requirements. Work under the contract will be performed in Bethpage, NY, and Waco, TX, and results of the study will be delivered in five months.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
0.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2016-12-08
While unmanned systems are already transforming the way that modern warfighting is conducted, the commercial sector is still at the starting gate. That said, personal UAV ownership is expanding at an exponential rate, as small, stable, UAVs enter the market.
2016-10-20
The fusing of emerging technologies from the aerospace materials sector and biological sciences are now, for the first time, heading toward the prospect of growing parts, systems, and, ultimately, perhaps whole aircraft.
2016-10-20
Imperial College London researchers are working on technology that could allow drones to stay airborne indefinitely simply by hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge.
2017-01-26
Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft.”

Related Items

Article
2016-12-08
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2010-10-19
Training / Education
2017-05-04
Technical Paper / Journal Article
2011-04-12