US Navy Testing Upgraded 'Fire Scout' Drone

Terry Olaes

I Used to be the [H] News Guy
Nov 27, 2006
We previously told you about the Navy's use of the Fire Scout drones in pirate busting activities. There's a new drone on the block and it's a larger, upgraded version with the same name. Testing is in progress with rollout to Littoral Combat Ship fleet in 2018.

The Navy plans to ensure that Fire Scout MQ-8C is configured with the mission equipment packages on board the Littoral Combat Ship. The existing Fire Scout, which deployed on the USS Forth Worth, is already set up to work as part of the LCS mission packages. In fact, the Fire Scout’s control stations are installed on the first three LCS ships.