In today’s roundup from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, which highlights some of the latest news and headlines in unmanned vehicles and robotics, the MQ-8C Fire Scout drone is ready for service in the U.S. Navy, London police use UAS to crack down on dangerous drivers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation approves use of UAS.
Navy declares initial operational capability of MQ-8C Fire Scout
The U.S. Navy has declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, which clears the way for fleet operations and training.
A sea-based, vertical lift UAS, the MQ-8C Fire Scout is designed to provide ground, air and sea forces with reconnaissance, situational awareness, and precision targeting support.
“This milestone is a culmination of several years of hard work and dedication from our joint government and