Fire Scout UAS Completes Initial Operational Test and Evaluation

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The U.S. Navy has announced that USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) have completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial system (UAS). Results from this IOT&E will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms.

During the IOT&E, the MQ-8C Fire Scout performed several mission scenarios aboard Coronado off the coast of southern California. These operations are an important...


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