MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley
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MQ-8B exceeds 8,000 hour milestone aboard USS Bradley

After exceeding the 8,000-flight-hour mark Friday, an MQ-8B Fire Scout assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 prepares to land aboard USS Robert G. Bradley for a "hot pump" and re-launch while conducting maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea March 11. Fire Scouts aboard Bradley are routinely flying 17-hour days while providing 12 hours on station ISR coverage in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility.

Source : Naval Air Systems Command

Published on ASDNews: Mar 13, 2013

 

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