India to induct Northrop Grumman developed MQ-8 Fire Scout

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    India to induct Northrop Grumman developed MQ-8 Fire Scout

    Government of India has requested Government of United states of America for possible sale of Northrop Grumman developed MQ-8 Fire Scout through foreign military sale (FMS) .

    MQ-8 Fire Scout to support Indian army in counter insurgency operation in various parts of India , and it also be inducted into Indian navy for sea based patrolling from Naval Ships .

    Indian Navy plans to use them for checking smuggling , Pirates and illegal fishing in Indian territorial waters ,while Indian army will use them to provide accurate reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support.

    MQ-8 Fire Scout has been already inducted in Us army and Us Navy and if the deal goes through India will be first export customer for MQ-8 Fire Scout .

    MQ-8 Fire Scout features four-blade main rotor with payloads of up to 700 pounds (320 kg) for short-range missions.MQ-8 Fire Scout is equipped with one Rolls-Royce 250 which gives it Max take of weight of 1,430 kg .

    MQ-8 Fire Scout can be armed with senors as per user requirements . MQ-8 Fire Scout is vertical takeoff & landing (VTOL) aircraft , and operates just like a mini-helicopter .


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