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 was not interested in the new development, but representatives of the US Navy responded positively. Together with the development company and the Marine Corps, they have developed an upgraded model - 379 Fire Scout, which is excellent for use in any conditions. The weight of the BA was 1156 kg, which made it possible to take off and land on almost any site, for example, even on the battlefield. The drone can be controlled from specially equipped ship stations or from the ground. The scout can fly 110 nautical miles from the take-off point, which is approximately 200 km. This is directly facilitated by the Rolls-Royce 250-C20W engine. In this position, the UAV can operate for about 6 hours. Pentagon officials have introduced the Fire Scout to the US Navy, making it an integral part of the information communication chain, which includes ground-based automated vehicles, 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 GTD 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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