Navy to reconfigure 8 Fire Scouts bought from Army
Military service wants unmanned helos in the air by 2013
- By Defense Systems Staff
- May 18, 2011
It appears that the Navy cannot get enough of the beloved Fire Scout unmanned helicopter -- quite literally -- and is having to order more from the Army, reports DODBuzz.com.
The branch is purchasing eight more of the choppers that will be converted to “Navy configuration” through a new $42 million contract.
The Navy hopes to have the birds ready for basic flight by 2013, though they could be upgraded at some point in the future with weapons systems.