Fire Scout demonstrates expeditionary capability in austere landing off coast of California

By Audrey Decker / August 16, 2022 at 11:44 AM
The Navy's MQ-8C Fire Scout exercised its expeditionary capability off the coast of California this summer, landing and operating in an austere location. The unmanned helicopter flew from its land base at Point Mugu, CA, to San Clemente Island and operated there for over a week, according to Scott Weinpel, Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout strategy and business development lead. Northrop Grumman’s Fire Scout is a vertical lift unmanned aerial vehicle used for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting capabilities. “Every day,...

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