Northrop Grumman delivers additional MQ-8C Fire Scout to US Navy
Northrop Grumman Corporation has delivered the second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the US Navy after completing final assembly at the company’s unmanned systems centre in Moss Point, Mississippi.
The aircraft is joining the first one delivered to Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, California, to conduct flight testing before using the system for operational missions in 2014.
The MQ-8C Fire Scout is the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter that can fly twice as long and carry three times more intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads than the existing variant. Including the two test aircraft, 14 new Fire Scouts are currently under contract to be