24 Dec '14, 5pm

Helicopter Drone Makes First Flight from Navy Destroyer

Helicopter Drone Makes First Flight from Navy Destroyer

A helicopter drone developed by Northrop Grumman Corp. has made its first flight from a U.S. Navy destroyer, the company announced. The MQ-8C Fire Scout on Dec. 16 completed 22 autonomous takeoffs and landings aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109), off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia, according to a Dec. 23 release from the Falls Church, Virginia-based defense contractor. “This is the first sea-based flight of the MQ-8C and the first time an unmanned helicopter has operated from a destroyer ,” Capt. Jeff Dodge, who manages the program for Naval Air Systems Command, said in the release. The technology offers greater endurance, he added, allowing “ship commanders and pilots to have a longer on station presence.” The unmanned aircraft is the largest of three versions developed since 2002. Based on the Bell 407 helicopter, it’s designed in part for car...

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