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Fire Scout whirls its blades

Sep. 24, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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The rotor blades of the MQ-8C Fire Scout rotated under power for the first time during initial ground testing and engine runs Sept. 20 at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif., according to a press release by Fire Scout manufacturer Northrop Grumman.

“Completion of these tests signifies our steady progress toward the first flight of the MQ-8C Fire Scout,” said George Vardoulakis, vice president of medium range tactical systems at Northrop Grumman. “We continue to work closely with our Navy customer, ensuring that the Fire Scout system is checked out and ready before operational use.”

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