An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California.  The United States Navy's newest variant of the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed its first day of flying October 31, 2013 with two flights reaching 500 feet altitude. The MQ-8C air vehicle upgrade will provide longer endurance, range and greater payload capability than the MQ-8B. Initial operating capability for the MQ-8C is planned for 2016, with the potential for an early deployment in 2014. <br />
Credit: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman via CNP
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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, California. The United States Navy's newest variant of the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed its first day of flying October 31, 2013 with two flights reaching 500 feet altitude. The MQ-8C air vehicle upgrade will provide longer endurance, range and greater payload capability than the MQ-8B. Initial operating capability for the MQ-8C is planned for 2016, with the potential for an early deployment in 2014.
Credit: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman via CNP

Filename: 103113MQ-8C_Fire_Scout.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 31 Oct 2013
Location: Point Mugu California United States of America
Credit: U.S. Navy Photo Courtesy of Northrop Grumman via CNP
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