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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.

New development of the Air Force is not interested, however, commended the representatives of the United States Navy. Together with the development company and the Marine Corps, they have developed an upgraded model - 379 Fire Scout, which is perfectly suited for use in all conditions. Weight BA was 1156 kg, making it possible to take off s land on virtually any platform, for example, even on the battlefield. UAV control is possible with a specially equipped ship stations or from the ground. Scout can fly from take-off to a distance of 110 nautical miles, equivalent to about 200 km. This contributes directly to the engine Rolls-Royce 250-C20W. In this position, the UAV can work around 6 hours. Pentagon officials have introduced a scout Fire Scout ranks in the US Navy, so he became an integral link in the information chain of communication, which consists of ground automated vehicles, drones 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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