Wednesday, June 19, 2013
PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL AIR STATION, Md. -- GE Intelligent Platforms of Huntsville, Ala., will supply Ethernet switches for the Navy's MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopters. Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced their intention to issue a new sole-source contract to GE for 15 RES-210 Ethernet switches for the Northrop Grumman-built Fire Scout. The Fire Scout can operate from land bases or a variety of surface ships. The GE RES-210 Ethernet switch is designed for harsh environments, such as on military platforms that are subject to high altitudes, vibration, shock, temperature extremes, humidity, and salt fog. (Source: Military and Aerospace Electronics, 06/18/13) Gulf Coast note: Fire Scouts are assembled in part in Moss Point, Miss.