U.S. Navy Halts Fire Scout Flights Following Mishaps

The U.S. Navy has temporarily suspended MQ-8B Fire Scout flight operations for 14 of the unmanned helicopters in the wake of two recent crashes of the UAVs. No one was injured and no other aircraft were damaged in the crashes, the Navy reports. A Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) on...

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