Fire Scout
Fire Scout

Fire Scout

Fire Scout - reconnaissance drone GDP created by the designers of the American company Northrop Grumman. The company management focused on military use of its drones, so the beginning of the year 2001 produce robotic helicopters FireScout. Although the apparatus and is not focused on the use of any weapons, it has an optimal infrared optical sensors and lasers, which have been able to monitor and detect enemy equipment. Most flight altitude (up to 6000 m) allow the army officers to find out the extent of the damage inflicted upon the enemy.

The Air Force did not become interested in the new development, but the representatives of the US Navy positively responded. Together with the developer company and the Marine Corps, they developed a modernized model - the 379 Fire Scout, which is great for operation in all conditions. Weight BA was 1156 kg, which made it possible to take off and land on almost any site, for example, even on the battlefield. Drone control is possible from specially equipped ship stations or from the ground. A scout can fly from a take-off site for a distance of 110 nautical miles, which is approximately 200 km. This is directly promoted by the Rolls-Royce 250-C20W engine. In this position, the UAV can operate for about 6 hours. Representatives of the Pentagon have introduced the scout Fire Scout in the US Navy, which has become an integral part of the information communications circuit, which includes ground-based automated apparatus, unmanned aircraft and other surveillance equipment.

Fire Scout. Characteristics:

Modification Fire Scout
The diameter of the rotor, m 8.38
Length m 6.98
Height, m 2.87
Weight, kg 1156
engine's type 1 turbine engine Rolls-Royce 250-C20W
Power, hp 1 x
Maximum speed km / h 205
Flight distance, km 177
Flight duration, h 6
Practical ceiling, m 6096


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