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Prototype of Fire Scout autonomous unmanned system successfully completes first flights
San Diego, California
The third prototype of the U.S. Navy's RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned air vehicle system successfully completed its first two flights May 19, at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. The Fire Scout system was designed by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Integrated Systems sector as a force multiplier for Navy forces at sea and Marine Corps forces...
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