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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Australian navy mulls $1bn deal for Fire Scout helicopters

MQ-8C Fire ScoutThe navy is considering buying ­futuristic unmanned helicopters to operate from its new warships to greatly boost the potency of the fleet.

The full-size helicopter drones would be the first of their kind used by the Royal Australian Navy and would enhance its ability to conduct intelligence and reconnaissance operations.

The fleet of helicopter drones, which could cost more than $1 billion, would work in tandem with the navy’s 24 new MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopters now arriving in Australia under a $3.2bn deal.

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