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Navy to Field MQ-8C Unmanned Helicopter for Surface Warfare Missions; Cmdr. Matthew Wright Quoted

MQ-8C Fire Scout

The U.S. Navy is fielding an MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to support squadron operations ahead of its deployment with a littoral combat ship (LCS) next year. The Navy's Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 recently received the MQ-8C variant of the Northrop Grumman-built unmanned aircraft intended to operate with LCS for surface warfare missions. 

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Navy LCS Launches Harpoon Missile in Live-Fire Test

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A U.S. Navy littoral combat ship has launched a missile off the coast of Guam as part of a live-fire test that demonstrated the vessel’s capacity to engage a surface target from beyond visual range. An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial system and an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter provided targeting support for the Harpoon Block 1C …

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Navy Eyes Increased Maritime Aircraft Presence in APAC

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The U.S. Navy plans to deploy additional manned and unmanned maritime planes across the the branch’s Asia-Pacific operational area as part of a five-year navigation strategy, Flightglobal reported Tuesday. James Drew writes the military service wants to increase APAC presence of U.S. naval air platforms, including Northrop Grumman-built Triton and Fire …

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