Specifications for the
Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter (UAH)
Focus Model: Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Sea Scout
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman - USA
Initial Year of Service: 2009
Production Total: 28
Length: 23.95 ft (7.3 m)
Width: 27.56 ft (8.40 m)
Height: 9.51ft (2.90 m)
Weight (Empty): 2,072 lb (940 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,153 lb (1,430 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce 250-C20 engine developing 420 horsepower driving a four-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 132 mph (213 kmh; 115 kts)
Maximum Range: 932 miles (1,500 km)
Service Ceiling: 20,013 ft (6,100 m; 3.8 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet-per-minute (0 m/min)
Hellfire anti-tank missiles
Viper Strike laser-guided drop bombs
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
Laser-Guided Folding Fin Rocket (FFR)
Up to 600 lb of external payload.
RQ-8A - Initial Model based on the Schweizer 330 design.