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February 12, 2014

Second MQ-8C Fire Scout takes flight

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The second MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter conducts its first test flight Feb. 12 from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.† The first aircraft completed its initial flight in October 2013 and has flown†66 hours†to date. The MQ-8C air vehicle upgrade will provide longer endurance, range and greater payload capability than the MQ-8B, which is currently deployed aboard USS Elrod (FFG 55) in the Mediterranean.

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An MQ-8C unmanned helicopter in flight over Naval Base Ventura County at Point, Mugu, Calif, Feb.12.




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