US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), March 13, 2014 - Patuxent River, Md. - An MQ-8C Fire Scout on runway after a test flight at Point Mugu, Calif., March 10.
The unmanned helicopter surpassed 100 flight hours during this event and will continue to undergo testing at Point Mugu this year.
In July, the Navy will conduct dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8C aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) to test the vehicle's take-off and landing procedures.
Initial deployment for MQ-8C is planned for 2015.