First flown Dec 2006 at NAS Patuxent River Webster Field annex.
MQ-8B Fire Scout News
|MQ-8B Fire Scout Surpasses 1,000 Flight Hours, 27-Oct-10 : SAN DIEGO -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical unmanned aerial system (VUAS) has passed the 1,000 flight test hours milestone, attesting to its steady maturation as a key intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance asset for military forces.|
|MQ-8B Fire Scout to Enter Production, 31-May-07 : SAN DIEGO -- The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical takeoff and landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV) has reached Milestone C, signifying the beginning of its low-rate initial production phase. The Fire Scout is the first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) within the U.S. Navy and the third UAS of all U.S. military branches to meet Milestone C in the Defense Department acquisition process.|
MQ-8B Fire Scout first flight, 20-Dec-06 : SAN DIEGO -- Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy have successfully completed the first series of flights of the enhanced, more capable version of the Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle (VTUAV), the MQ-8B.
Fire Scout completes First Autonomous Ship Landings, 18-Jan-06 : Northrop Grumman RQ-8A Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed autonomous shipboard landings on board USS Nashville (LPD 13) off the coast of Naval Air Station Patuxent River
|Fire Scout MQ-8B Completes Critical Design Review, 05-Dec-05 : SAN DIEGO -- Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully conducted a critical design review of its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the U.S. Navy. The review moves the program closer to full-scale production and delivery of the vertical takeoff and landing UAV to the Navy.|
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| 08-Feb-05 - Northrop Grumman Begins Demonstration Flights for Army UAV Program |
27-Jan-04 - Northrop Grumman Fire Scout UAV Officially Joins the Army
21-Aug-03 - Raytheon Software Takes Fire Scout Airborne
23-Apr-03 - Schweizer test Fly Four-Blade Rotor on Fire Scout
List of Operators of Northrop-Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout
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|Construction Numbers on database of MQ-8B Fire Scout|