Fire Scout Unmanned Helicopter Equipped with Tracking Radar

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The U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman have begun flight testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter’s Leonardo AN/ZPY-8 multi-mode surveillance radar. The AN/ZPY-8 will provide the Fire Scout UAS (unmanned aerial system) with active electronically scanned array (AESA) capabilities allowing it to detect a variety of targets.

The first test flight operated from Webster Outlying Field, an annex of Naval Air Station Patuxent River and home to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. Prior to this, several weeks of ground tests were conducted, and further trials continue as...

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