The triple widescreen displays, dual touchscreen display/controllers and flight management systems are also used in the ground control station that is used to fly the aircraft when it is operated as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
As a hybrid between a conventional aircraft and a UAV, the Firebird offers the flexibility to perform ISR missions based on the demands of the mission environment and whether manned or unmanned flight is optimal. The Firebird can support multiple types of ISR and communications sensor payloads simultaneously during flight including high-definition full-motion video, infrared, radar and different types of electronic communications.
The Firebird made its first flight in November 2012.
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