Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System

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Program Overview

The new Fire-X expanded capability vertical unmanned aircraft system combines the best of two proven air systems in a low cost, fast-fielding package: the versatile reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition architecture of the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing tactical UAV, and the extended range, payload and cargo hauling capabilities of the commercially mature FAA-certified Bell 407 helicopter.

Its extended cargo hauling (more than 2,600 pounds internal or external) and increased endurance (more than 15 hours when properly configured), will deliver additional mission flexibility to commanders on the ground.

Fire-X will also be backed by Bell Helicopter's worldwide logistic support, training and industry-leading customer service.

Fire-X Media Contact

Daniel Hazard