Unmanned Vehicles

Fire Scout completes second test period onboard USS McInerney

5th May 2009 - 14:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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A Northrop Grumman Corporation-developed MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) successfully completed fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) frigate. 

These operations marked the first time that the Navy operated an autonomous VTUAV aboard a surface combatant vessel. This follows at-sea ...

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