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Fire Scout UAV Completes Development Flight Tests

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MQ-8C Fire Scout Completes Developmental Flight Test

(Source: US Naval Air Systems Command; issued May 4, 2015)

POINT MUGU, Calif. --- An MQ-8C Fire Scout conducts its final developmental test flight April 29 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu.

Since its first flight in October 2013, the Navy's new, larger unmanned helicopter has completed 327 flights and logged over 450 hours.

The system has met all of its performance objectives that allow it to begin operational test later this year.