Military

Raytheon Tests Advanced UAV Control System

By James T. McKenna | January 4, 2008

Attack, Observation/Patrol

Raytheon says it has completed initial testing of new command and control capabilities for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. The Tactical Control System is intended to give the Navy a single, unmanned aircraft system that can control two air vehicles. Raytheon says it can be used to manage two dissimilar air vehicles at once, covering mission planning, command and control, and data processing and dissemination capabilities. Testing was conducted Dec. 15, 2007, at the Webster Field annex of NAS Patuxent River, Md. For related news

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