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  • Northrop-Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout

    UAVs Derived from Bell 407
    2013







    Model



    • Northrop-Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout
    • Northrop-Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout

    Based on the Bell 407 Fire-X provide greater endurance, range and payload capacity than the previous MQ-8 A/B variants. Modifications to the MQ-8C's airframes are carried out at the Bell Helicopter facility in Ozark, Alabama, while final assembly is performed in Moss Point, Mississippi.

    On 2012, Northrop Grumman started low-rate production.

    First flight by 168455 /VX on October 31, 2013 at Naval Base Ventura County.

    The MQ-8C entered test service in 2014 with ship-based deployments expected to start in 2017.

    On July 2019, achivied Initial Operational Capability (IOC) with the US Navy with the MQ-8C fleet flown over 1,500 hours with more than 700 sorties to date. The Navy has 38 aircraft on order.

    As of March 2020, 32 of 38 MQ-8C have been delivered to the US Navy




    Specifications


    Engine: 1 x Allison 250-C47 700 shp
    Capacity:
    Length: (m) 12.6
    Height: (m) 3.3
    Blades: 4
    Rotor diam.: (m) 10.7
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 2700
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 260
    Range: (km)
    Ceiling: (m) 5100
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)


    List of Operators of Northrop-Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout


    From Organisation with model MQ-8C Fire Scout
    2013
    usa US Navy
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    Construction Numbers on database of MQ-8C Fire Scout or its versions

    14mq-8c




    Construction Numbers

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    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    01 2013 US 168455
    02 2014 US 168456
    03 US 168808
    04 US 168809
    05 US 168810
    06 US 168811
    07 US 168812
    08 US 168813
    09 US 168982
    10 US 168983
    11 US 168984
    12 US 168985
    13 US 168986
    54115 407 2012 US N472VB
    US 168459
    15 C/N.


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