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Unmanned helicopter takes first flight from Coast Guard ship

Unmanned helicopter takes first flight from Coast Guard ship

Eric Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Northrop Grumman and its partners, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, have demonstrated just how flexible the MQ-8B Unmanned Helicopter can be. In a joint operation the MQ-8B Fire Scout flew...

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The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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