Northrop Grumman's RQ-8 Fire Scout UAV successfully test fires the second of two Mark 66 unguided rockets during weapons testing at Arizona's Yuma Proving Grounds July 22. Fire Scout fired the first 2.75-inch rocket earlier that day. The Fire Scout is bei
July 27, 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's RQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle (UAV) reached another important milestone this week when the UAV successfully fired two test rockets. This is the first successful live weapons fire from an autonomous unmanned helicopter. This event proves Fire Scout's ability to perform strike missions -- in addition to conducting intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance -- and subsequently expands its capabilities.
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