Drone of the Day: Fire Scout

Just because something works, we don’t necessarily need it. Such is the case with Fire Scout, a Navy unmanned helicopter that operates from small ships, though it can fly 115 miles or so from its mother ship. But is there any reason to have an unmanned helicopter that operates at sea? One that, in the era of a fully… » 7/16/15 11:18am 7/16/15 11:18am

Drone Helicopter Gets Deadlier with "Precision Kill" Weapons Upgrade

The MQ-8 Fire Scout, an unmanned helicopter used for reconnaissance work by all branches of the US military, made news this week when the Navy grounded its Fire Scout aircraft after a pair of recent crashes. The current machines are unarmed, but by 2013, a planned weapons upgrade will make them first sea-based, armed… » 4/13/12 11:30am 4/13/12 11:30am