Specifications for the
Northrop Grumman RQ-8/MQ-8 Fire Scout / Sea Scout
Unmanned Autonomous Helicopter
Focus Model: Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Sea Scout
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman - USA
Initial Year of Service: 2009
Length: 23.95ft (7.3m)
Width: 27.56ft (8.40m)
Height: 9.51ft (2.90m)
Weight (Empty): 2,072lbs (940kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,153lbs (1,430kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Rolls-Royce 250-C20 engine developing 450 horsepower driving a four-bladed main rotor.
Maximum Speed: 132mph (213kmh; 115kts)
Maximum Range: 932miles (1,500km)
Service Ceiling: 20,013ft (6,100m; 3.8miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 0 feet per minute (0m/min)
Hellfire anti-tank missiles
Viper Strike laser-guided drop bombs
Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System
Laser-Guided Folding Fin Rocket (FFR)
Up to 600lbs of external payload.
RQ-8A - Initial Model based on the Schweizer 330 design.