Unmanned Helicopter MQ-8B Fire Scout Flies off Coast Guard Ship for First Time

The MQ-8B Fire Scout performed precision take-off and landings during a demonstration on the Coast Guard Cutter, USCGC Bertholf (WMSL 750) near Los Angeles, Dec. 5, 2014. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton)

The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750), Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu.

A video can be viewed on YouTube at: http://bit.ly/1yTBDSO.

The MQ-8B Fire Scout was controlled and operated from a Fire Scout control station located on the Bertholf by Navy pilots and Coast Guard personnel.

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