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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Unmanned helo sets endurance record

MQ-8C Fire ScoutAn MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter system has set a new flight record for itself during endurance flight testing by the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman.

The record set was 11 hours in a 150 nautical mile flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.

The test was part of a series of capability tests used by the Navy to validate their concept of operations and previously tested performance parameters.

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