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Northrop Grumman's medium altitude, long endurance Firebird product line delivers unprecedented multi-mission flexibility and an unbeatable value. Available in manned, autonomous and optionally piloted configurations, Firebird is designed to deliver critical ISR capability to meet global government and commercial customer mission needs. With truly open architecture and plug-and-play payload integration, the system's unique hardware- and software enable users to carry out a wide range of ISR missions for 30 plus hours and up to 25,000 feet.

Firebird is equipped with wide band Line-of-Sight (LoS) and/or Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLoS) data links, onboard storage and accessible processing for rapid data exploitation to ensure timely completion of missions for industry and government customers. The system's unique design allows sensors to be changed rapidly as plug-and-play devices, reducing 'first time' payload integration time from months to days and enabling rapid field changes in less than an hour to increase operational availability and tailored mission suitability.

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