Fire Scout gets avionics shield

Work will be done in Moss Point, Miss., integrating a new electronics protection cage in the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. Known as a Faraday cage and produced by Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, it shields aircraft electronic systems from possible electromagnetic interference. A total of 28 new MQ-8Cs will be built using a Bell 407 airframe. It's a larger, more capable version of the Fire Scout MQ-8B now serving aboard Navy ships and in Afghanistan. Prior to installation on the MQ-8C airframe, integration and testing of the Faraday cages will be done at the Northrop Grumman's Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point. (Sources: Northrop Grumman, 01/31/13; Military & Aerospace Electronics, 02/01/13; naval-technology.com link, 02/04/13)

Contract: Ingalls, $7M

Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $7,016,664 cost-plus-fixed fee contract for post-delivery planning yard services in

DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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