Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fire Scout test aimed at Coast Guard

The first flight of a Fire Scout with multimode maritime radar has removed a major obstacle to U.S. Coast Guard interest in the shipborne vertical-takeoff-and-landing unmanned air vehicle. Mike Fuqua, Fire Scout business development manager for builder Northrop Grumman, says the Coast Guard has made clear its interest in the Fire Scout for operation from its new National Security Cutter. Fire Scouts are built in part in Moss Point, Miss. (Source: Aviation Week, 09/25/08)