Northrop-Grumman MQ-8A/B Fire Scout

UAVs Derived from Schweizer 269C / 300
2000







Model



  • Northrop-Grumman MQ-8A/B Fire Scout
  • Northrop-Grumman MQ-8A/B Fire Scout

An unmanned autonomous helicopter developed for the US Armed Forces to be used in the reconnaissance and targeting support roles. The initial version, known as RQ-8A, was based on the Schweizer 330 and was the winner of the US Navy VTOL-UAV competition. This aircraft soon proved to not be good enough for service. The US Army joined the program in 2006 and a new variant was introduced. Named MQ-8B, is based on the Schweizer 333 with a 4-blades main rotor and Raytheon avionics, has greater payload and better overall performance. Fire Scout systems were used in the development of the Bell/Northrop-Grumman Fire-X which led to the MQ-8C.


Model News


HSC-23 Makes History with MQ-8B Drones, 15-Aug-17 : US Navy’s HSC-23 trained handed off two autonomous, radar-equipped MQ-8B Fire Scout helicopters between multiple ground stations, a program first.

HSC-23 Detachment on USS Coronado, 03-Feb-17 : US Navy Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23’s MH-60S Seahawk and MQ-8B Fire Scout drone embarked on USS Coronado (LCS-4) Littoral combat ship on deployment with the 7th Fleet in Singapore

USS Coronado Deploys with Next-Gen UAV Controls, 27-Apr-16 : USS Coronado (LCS-4) new unmanned helicopter control system brings flexible mission control to first US Navy littoral missions.

MQ-8B Fire Scout on Coast Guard Ship for First Time, 16-Dec-14 : Northrop Grumman, US Coast Guard and US Navy flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter on the Coast Guard Cutter USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) near Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2014.

New advanced radar for the MQ-8B Fire Scout, 17-Jun-14 : SAN DIEGO, CA – Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy demonstrated a new multimode maritime surveillance radar on the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter that will drastically enhance long-range imaging and search capabilities for Navy commanders.

    More News ...


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
RQ-8A Fire Scout 2000
MQ-8B Fire Scout 2006 First flown Dec 2006 at NAS Patuxent River Webster Field annex.


List of Operators of Northrop-Grumman MQ-8A/B Fire Scout


From Organisation with model MQ-8A/B Fire Scout
2006
usa US Navy
    2006/   


Construction Numbers on database of MQ-8A/B Fire Scout or its versions

30mq-8b
8rq-8a





Latest News


New York Heli Shuttle from Teterboro to Manhattan

Michigan State Police to Deploy Drone Video Network

Rega Received First Two of Six H145

NHV EC155 Contract by FAR Gambia Ltd

Arkansas Children’s Signs FOQA from Truth Data

Bristow’s Galliano Terminal Expanded

Able Selected for ASESA Bell 412 Repairs

Bell and Safran Collaboration on Hybrid Propulsion


facebook     twitter     google     linkedin