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4 novembre 2013 1 04 /11 /novembre /2013 07:20
NGC, US Navy Complete 1st Flight of Next Generation Fire Scout

 

Nov 1, 2013 ASDNews Source : Northrop Grumman Corporation

 

    Unmanned Helicopter to Provide Greater Endurance, Payload and Range

 

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the first flight of the next-generation MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.

 

At 12:05 p.m. the MQ-8C Fire Scout took off and flew for seven minutes in restricted airspace to validate the autonomous control systems. A second flight that took off at 2:39 p.m. for nine minutes was also flown in a pattern around the airfield, reaching 500 feet altitude.

 

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