Northrop Grumman is hoping the debut of a full-scale mockup of its MQ-8 Fire Scout shipborne rotary-wing unmanned air system at the Royal Air Tattoo will help build awareness of the platform’s capability as navies in Europe consider the wider introduction of unmanned rotary-wing air systems on their warships. Two iterations of the Fire Scout are in service with the U.S. Navy. They are the MQ-8B, based on the airframe of the Schweizer 333 light helicopter, and the MQ-8C, based on ...

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