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US Navy receives the first upgraded unmanned helicopter MQ-8C Fire Scout

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US Navy receives the first upgraded unmanned helicopter MQ-8C Fire ScoutThe US Navy received the first upgraded Fire Scout MQ-8C unmanned helicopter, the Northrop Grumman development company said. Unlike the previous model MQ-8B, created on the basis of a specially designed glider, the new MQ-8C rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is based on the glider of a commercial Bell 407 helicopter equipped with a modified control system.


The MQ-8C UAV is currently preparing for a ground and flight test program. Until the first flight at the command range aviation systems of the US Navy will be tested the communication system of the device with the ground control station. In the course of the upcoming tests, the MQ-8C must be confirmed to meet the operational requirements. fleet.

The new device has three times the mass of the payload and two times longer flight duration compared to the previous version of the MQ-8B. As part of the MQ-8 unmanned system, not only the advanced MQ-8C device will be used, but also proven software, avionics, payloads and auxiliary ship systems from the MQ-8B device.

The Fire Scout MQ-8C advanced UAV was created to meet fleet requirements for flight duration and range, as well as the need to increase the payload mass, which will effectively accomplish observation and reconnaissance tasks in the interests of the naval and land command.

Currently, the MQ-8B UAV is used by the US Navy with frigates, as well as in Afghanistan as part of the Marine Corps units.
Adoption of the upgraded rotor-wing unmanned MQ-8 system with the new MQ-8C Fire Scout is planned for 2014 year.
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  1. Tuzik
    Tuzik 23 July 2013 10: 40 New
    +6
    every day the news that we received something in the USA, so I want our news to be received, I hope to live until these bright days
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 23 July 2013 11: 08 New
      +1
      We also get, only in silence ...
      1. patsantre
        patsantre 23 July 2013 14: 31 New
        +6
        Well yeahhh! Of course! About one single rook, we have 5 news each: they laid it, they build it, put it into the water, they tested it, they took it! From the smallest delivery they’ll inflate the horseradish understand that ... if only to hammer heads, there’s supposedly a lot of equipment coming in.
        1. shpuntik
          shpuntik 23 July 2013 15: 58 New
          +1
          patsantre (2) RU Today, 14:31 ↑
          From the smallest delivery, the horseradish is being inflated. Understand that ... just to hammer your heads, supposedly a lot of equipment comes in.

          There is such a letter! hi
          They choke slowly, to patriotic music ... sad
      2. LaGlobal
        LaGlobal 23 July 2013 14: 54 New
        -3
        ShturmKGB
        We also get, only in silence ...



        In-in! That's what I'm talking about. We are not shouting out what the strongest army we are in the world, we are not promoting our achievements, "they say, look what we have!" We just silently do our job!
        1. LaGlobal
          LaGlobal 24 July 2013 07: 15 New
          -1
          what kind of hamster is minus?
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  3. Andrey58
    Andrey58 23 July 2013 10: 42 New
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    And communication again over the air.
    1. LaGlobal
      LaGlobal 23 July 2013 14: 57 New
      +1
      Quote: Andrey58
      And communication again over the air.


      I do not agree! In our army, and even more so, in the special forces, as early as the years with 10 (minimum), they have the newest connection!

      As for radio communications, it seems to me that it is more reliable than digital, which any fifth grader is able to crack ...
      1. tirazu
        tirazu 23 July 2013 17: 01 New
        +3
        Our army, of course, it’s large and different, it’s just rode on a train with an officer from Vorkuta, their soldiers alert them by running around apartments with unrealistic time. Just like in the years of my service 1989-91 BVO Air Force.
      2. mirror
        mirror 23 July 2013 18: 06 New
        +1
        Any digital communication not by wire is in any case radio communication. Just the data is transmitted over the air in digital packets.
  4. Apollo
    Apollo 23 July 2013 10: 43 New
    +2
    quote - The US Navy has received the first upgraded MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, the Northrop Grumman development company said. Unlike the previous model MQ-8B,


    created on the basis of a specially designed glider, the new rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) MQ-8C is based on the glider of a commercial helicopter

    "Bell-407" (Bell 407), equipped with a modified control system.

    essentially nothing new, the Americans will upgrade their UAVs.
  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 23 July 2013 10: 51 New
    +1
    Yes, the States are robbing their army at a fast pace .. getting ready
  6. Zabvo
    Zabvo 23 July 2013 11: 04 New
    +1
    Hmm ... But drones were "born" in the USSR, it's a shame. recourse
    1. sub307
      sub307 23 July 2013 11: 19 New
      +2
      And not only "drones".
    2. Professor
      Professor 23 July 2013 14: 46 New
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      Quote: ZABVO
      Hmm ... But drones were "born" in the USSR, it's a shame.

      Yah? Enlighten us.
    3. JonnyT
      JonnyT 23 July 2013 15: 08 New
      +3
      Quote: ZABVO
      But drones were "born" in the USSR, it's a shame

      Are you sure?

      The first unmanned vehicles were created by a military engineer Charles Kettering, with the financial support of the United States, The Kettering Aerial Torpedo, Kettering Bug, which were supposed to be actually winged bombs, which, by the clock mechanism, shot off the wings and fell on the target. Things didn’t go further than model testing [1]. The first non-reusable UAV was developed by the British in the 1933 year. The development was given the name Queen Bee. In total, three UAVs were created on the basis of the Fairy Queen biplane, radio control was carried out from the ship, two avarats crashed during the tests, the third made a successful flight. This is considered the first successful experience in creating a UAV [1]. During World War II, the US Navy in 1944 used B-17 remotely controlled aircraft, which were used for air raids on German submarine bases [1].
      Today, various UAVs are manufactured and designed with dimensions not exceeding large birds, to full-size aircraft with a practical ceiling of up to 25 km, the United States is the world leader in UAV production, Israel is in second place, and Britain is in third place.
  7. Stiletto
    Stiletto 23 July 2013 11: 57 New
    +1
    Yes, when American brains are armed with drones, this is not good.
    1. Muadipus
      Muadipus 23 July 2013 13: 57 New
      +1
      THEM is not where to go. The Yankees are so fattened that these Zhirtrests, in principle, cannot fulfill the functions of war (fighters). Here they are developing the UAV.
      I am more worried that the Yankees do not start doing PBLA with artificial intelligence. Then the movie "Terminator" will become a reality.
      1. patsantre
        patsantre 23 July 2013 14: 32 New
        +2
        Already doing wink ......
  8. ataker_pra
    ataker_pra 23 July 2013 12: 24 New
    -1
    For every American drone there is its own anti-missile from S400
    1. Muadipus
      Muadipus 23 July 2013 13: 47 New
      +3
      It's a little expensive to spend a s-400 missile on an UAV. Their needles.
      1. Homo
        Homo 23 July 2013 16: 08 New
        +2
        Easier Iranian hackers!
  9. HAM
    HAM 23 July 2013 13: 52 New
    +1
    Russian "lovers of free radio", or, more simply, radio hooligans, blocked the secret channels of the British Air Force, there was a lot of screaming, therefore, you need to work with drones - they are convenient for flying fishing.
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  11. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 23 July 2013 14: 59 New
    +1
    Quote: Andrey58
    And communication again over the air.


    Think of the movie "Die Hard 4", where hackers attack the main nodes of the country. Everything has been set there for a long time. And we still have analogues (so what), but no one hacks! bully
    1. Andrey58
      Andrey58 23 July 2013 15: 29 New
      +1
      The figure is also transmitted over the air. I mean that there is no know-how in these UAVs. No matter how they are cheated, they still remain radio-controlled models. Until they come up with a fundamentally new noise-protected communication channel based on other physical principles, this technique cannot be fully used in the war against a serious opponent.
  12. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 23 July 2013 15: 34 New
    +1
    By itself, a drone (like an aircraft) is not difficult to create, and we already have them. As I understand, we have problems with electronics and software, especially at long distances. But given that our programmers have smart heads if they want and financial support, we can not only catch up. but also overtake. At least I want to hope so hi
  13. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 23 July 2013 15: 39 New
    +1
    But are they not trying to assemble a pulsed high-power interference generator for the remote destruction of electronics on UAVs?
    A drone appears, whirls, the roof of a cargo-van-taxi van and bursts of impulses open into it, like from a DShK! And the bird falls ...
  14. ataker_pra
    ataker_pra 23 July 2013 15: 42 New
    +1
    Quote: Muadipus
    It's a little expensive to spend a s-400 missile on an UAV. Their needles.

    Probably not a single drone will pass by S400, the guarantee is so to speak)) A little expensive, but reliable) It is possible to bring down needles, and S300 must cope with this miracle of a flyer))
    1. Professor
      Professor 23 July 2013 16: 35 New
      +1
      Quote: ataker_pra
      Probably not a single drone will pass by S400, the guarantee is so to speak)) A little expensive, but reliable) It is possible to bring down needles, and S300 must cope with this miracle of a flyer))

      Welcome to the site. hi
      Interlocutor: Vladimir Shamanov: “Sharpen the army structure for today's wars”
      In the same Abkhazian direction, Georgian drones regularly flew over the positions of our troops, and in most cases we had to put up with this. These Israeli-made Hermes UAVs circled the paratrooper camp for hours with impunity for hours because military air defense systems “didn’t take them”: ZU-23 anti-aircraft missiles didn’t penetrate, and MANPADS did not fly due to insufficient heat radiation from drones.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 23 July 2013 16: 42 New
        +2
        Quote: Professor
        ZU-23 anti-aircraft installations did not fire, and MANPADS missiles did not fly due to insufficient thermal radiation from drones.

        ... and we did not take "Arrows 10" because of our own carelessness
        1. Professor
          Professor 23 July 2013 20: 53 New
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          Quote: Spade
          .a "Arrows 10" we did not take because of our own carelessness

          What prevented the paratroopers in half a year from bringing this 40 prodigy of summer age to Abkhazia?
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 23 July 2013 23: 04 New
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            They are constantly being upgraded, and the current one is very different from the old one.

            What hindered? Already wrote: disorderlessness.
            1. Professor
              Professor 24 July 2013 08: 40 New
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              Quote: Spade
              They are constantly being upgraded, and the current one is very different from the old one.

              and the modernized type is capable of detecting a "plastic" drone? Share the performance characteristics, pliz.
      2. Beck
        Beck 23 July 2013 16: 48 New
        -1
        Fundamental to the creation of drones was the unwillingness to put their soldiers at risk. And here everything else is wound up to this.
      3. Andrey58
        Andrey58 23 July 2013 17: 38 New
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        Quote: Professor
        These Israeli-made Hermes UAVs circled the paratrooper camp for hours with impunity for hours because the air defense forces “didn’t take them”: the ZU-23 anti-aircraft missiles didn’t penetrate, and the MANPADS did not fly due to insufficient heat radiation from the drones.

        The S-300 topic has not been disclosed. IMHO, the emergence of UAVs, in particular "small" ones, on which it is a pity to spend missiles, will give a new impetus to the development of portable air defense systems and barreled anti-aircraft artillery, which were scrapped after World War II. You need something like "Luftfaust", store-bought and with a cheap rocket.
      4. Andrey58
        Andrey58 23 July 2013 22: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: Professor
        In the same Abkhazian direction, Georgian drones regularly flew over the positions of our troops, and in most cases we had to put up with this. These Israeli-made Hermes UAVs circled the paratrooper camp for hours with impunity for hours because military air defense systems “didn’t take them”: ZU-23 anti-aircraft missiles didn’t penetrate, and MANPADS did not fly due to insufficient heat radiation from drones.


        But the MiGs did a good job.

        1. Professor
          Professor 24 July 2013 08: 42 New
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          Quote: Andrey58
          But the MiGs did a good job.

          "Cope" is said loudly on the basis of a single case repeatedly denied by Russia.
          1. Andrey58
            Andrey58 24 July 2013 20: 04 New
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            Was a socially beneficial result achieved?
  15. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 23 July 2013 15: 52 New
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    Or create a drone to destroy drones. Here will be an interesting picture above the battlefield, but the fighters will not die wassat
  16. Andrey Peter
    Andrey Peter 23 July 2013 16: 17 New
    0
    And if for serious reasons, Bepilots can only be used against small groups in local conflicts. Large connections are always covered and to shoot down the UAV grab the Top or Shilka.
  17. shpuntik
    shpuntik 23 July 2013 16: 18 New
    +2
    So what shall we do, comrade patriots? No one knows? Okay, I’ll go and put a candle behind the repose of a star-striped state.
    In the meantime: we are waiting for the analogue of our "Gorby" and "Eltsin" to come to power in the USA, they will ruin everything to the mothers of dogs, and all technologies will "float away" to us. good
    And, still not bad - for a fair comparison, for the United States: one war with Iran, then a civil war between states, then a war with China, and then we compare who produced what first.
    It's me, to those disputes - which is higher. Let's be objective: what the USSR and then Russia did in the 20th century, these successes were incredible because of the most severe conditions in which these countries were.
    Therefore, Russia: "respect and respect", anyway.
  18. Black
    Black 23 July 2013 17: 13 New
    0
    Quote: ataker_pra
    For every American drone there is its own anti-missile from S400

    Quote: Muadipus
    It's a little expensive to spend a s-400 missile on an UAV. Needles and

    Quote: Homo
    Easier Iranian hackers!

    Quote: Spade
    We did not take "Arrows 10"

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Not that, comrades, not that! There is a toothy offer.
    Quote: shpuntik
    So what shall we do, comrade patriots? No one knows? Okay, I'll go and put a candle

    what
    But just in what place should I put a candle in the fight against drones?
  19. ataker_pra
    ataker_pra 23 July 2013 17: 58 New
    +2
    Quote: Professor
    Quote: ataker_pra
    Probably not a single drone will pass by S400, the guarantee is so to speak)) A little expensive, but reliable) It is possible to bring down needles, and S300 must cope with this miracle of a flyer))

    Welcome to the site. hi
    http://www.bratishka.ru/archiv/2009/5/2009_5_1.php]Собеседник: Владимир Шаманов: «Заточить армейскую структуру под сегодняшние войны»
    In the same Abkhazian direction, Georgian drones regularly flew over the positions of our troops, and in most cases we had to put up with this. These Israeli-made Hermes UAVs circled the paratrooper camp for hours with impunity for hours because military air defense systems “didn’t take them”: ZU-23 anti-aircraft missiles didn’t penetrate, and MANPADS did not fly due to insufficient heat radiation from drones.


    The conflict with Georgia was in 2008, then in our army there was still no serious air defense. This time. Secondly, I did not find real facts that Georgian drones flew over our territory, and such that are represented - you can get 10 pieces in a minute.
    In any case, now we are much stronger than in the 2008th. Now, no one will even have the idea to direct the drone with impunity in our direction.
  20. SPBOBL
    SPBOBL 23 July 2013 19: 38 New
    0
    Fresh target ...
  21. rudolff
    rudolff 23 July 2013 21: 06 New
    +3
    But why did they suddenly decide that all the UAVs are necessarily scouts, target designators and "killers of civilians"? They can also be cabbies, perform supply functions. And it is not at all necessary to have constant radio communication with the operator. If only to change or cancel a previously received job. Ideally, the entire flight mission, including take-off and landing, should be performed independently by the machine. The degree of reliability of automatic control systems has approached such a level that the issue of not only the delivery of UAV cargo by helicopter-type vehicles, but also the evacuation of the wounded is being seriously considered.