"Navy commanders value Fire Scout's capabilities and recognized early on that a larger helicopter would allow the system to fly longer and carry even larger intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance payloads," said George Vardoulakis, vice president for medium-range tactical systems at Northrop Grumman. "What we've already done with the current system will be carried over to the new Fire Scout."Combined with testing and Fire Scout's six at-sea deployments aboard Navy frigates, the system has eclipsed 10,000 flight hours supporting naval and ground commanders with critical intelligence-gathering capabilities to respond to threats.
Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Passes 5,000 Flight Hours Supporting Operations In Afghanistan
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