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The Navy is looking at an unmanned helicopter to make its newest ships more lethal - and it just passed the first test

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US Navy/Ensign Jalen Robinson
The Navy recently completed initial testing of the MQ-8C Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter capable of carrying three times as much payload as an earlier version.
The Navy hopes to deploy the MQ-8C aboard littoral combat ships, augmenting their limited range and firepower.
More testing is needed however, and the Navy is still evaluating how the arm the drone helicopter.
On June 29, US Navy crews completed the first comprehensive initial operational test and evaluation of the MQ-8C Fire Scout , an unmanned helicopter the Navy hopes will increase the lethality...
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