MQ-8C arrives at Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu, Calif.

MQ-8C Fire Scout

The MQ-8C equipped system has a range of 150 nautical miles and a payload capacity of more than 700 pounds.


Overall Length: 34.7 ft
Weight: zero fuel weight - 3,200 lbs; std day fuel and payload - 6,000 lbs
Max Speed: 135 kts
Cruise Speed: 115 kts
Service Ceiling: 16,000 ft
Std. Day Max Endurance (w/300 lb payload): 12 hrs
Contractor: Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems

Program Status

ACAT: ACAT 1C Program
Production Phase: Production