Navy Tests MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System

The U.S. Navy held the inaugural test flight of its upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout Unmanned Aircraft System, engineered to perform intel, surveillance and recon missions.

The MQ-8C Fire Scout flew out of Point Mugu, Naval Base Ventura County, Calif.

“MQ-8C Fire Scout took off and flew for seven minutes in restricted airspace to validate the autonomous control systems. The second flight that took off at 2:39 p.m. was also flown in a pattern around the airfield, reaching an altitude of 500 feet,” Navy officials said.


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