US Navy deploys MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter for the first time

(ORDO NEWS) — The US Navy has conducted the first operational deployment of the latest MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. It was placed aboard the USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) of the Freedom class.

Northrop Grumman has officially announced the first operational deployment of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, designed for reconnaissance, surveillance, reconnaissance and target designation at sea.

To accomplish these tasks, the helicopter received an updated active phased array radar (AFAR), which will allow it to detect targets at long distances and in all weather conditions. In addition, it was equipped with a powerful electron-optical and infrared complex.

The helicopter was deployed as part of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 aboard the USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) Freedom-class littoral combat ship.

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The MQ-8C has been tested in a variety of roles, including mine action and anti-submarine operations. Thus, in the future the range of its tasks can be expanded.

Earlier, we recall, it became known that the VM-V helicopter created by Rostec was used for the first time as a target in military exercises. The device simulated an air raid.


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