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Enhanced Fire Scouts reach Southeast Asia

17th October 2016 - 17:16 GMT | by Chen Chuanren in Singapore


USS Coronado, an Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), arrived in Singapore on 16 October with two enhanced Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scouts and a Sikorsky MH-60S aboard.

This was the first time both platforms and variants had operated as a composite element on an LCS. They are assigned to HSC-23 ‘Wildcards’.

Lt Cdr Evan Young, the HSC-23 Detachment 4 officer in charge, said, ‘This hasn’t been done before, so we’ll launch the Fire Scout and MH-60 simultaneously and see the integration we can do…with the ship.’

Young heads a detachment that includes four aircrew, 16 maintainers and five

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Chen Chuanren


Chen Chuanren

Chen Chuanren is Shephard’s Singapore correspondent, covering primarily land and sea systems. He served in …

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