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MQ-8B deploys with new radar

29th June 2016 - 15:31 GMT | by Richard Thomas in London

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout recently deployed with the USS Coronado to begin flight operations using its new AN/ZPY-4(V)1 maritime surveillance radar.

In a release from the US Naval Air Systems Command it was stated that the radar built by Telephonics Corporation will be used to improve the situational awareness of the Fire Scout operators and ship’s crew.

The AN/ZPY-4(V)1 will also improve Fire Scout’s target classification for maritime and overland targets.

Last month it was revealed that the same vessel was hosting a Fire Scout to improve command and control of the systems in littoral waters.

The MQ-8B is a

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