Another pic of a Fire Scout and the USS Nashville


A U.S. Navy RQ-8A Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle system prepares for an autonomous landing aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Nashville (LPD 13), currently under way in the Atlantic Ocean, Jan. 17, 2006. The Fire Scout system is capable of continuous operations, providing coverage at 110 nautical miles from the launch site, and will supply the U.S. Navy with unprecedented situational awareness and precision targeting support. DoD photo by Kurt Lengfield, U.S. Navy. (Released)

Very large version available here. For MO’s most-recent Fire Scout post, click here.

UPDATE: More info and a couple of additional pics on the NAVAIR page.