MQ-8B Accidents

06-Apr-12 MQ-8B northern Afghanistan

MQ-8B operating in northern Afghanistan crashed while conducting a routine surveillance mission in support of Regional Command North.... Read more

30-Mar-12 MQ-8B Fire Scout off USS SImpson

MQ-8B Fire Scout operating off USS Simpson (FFG-56) was ditched at sea upon returning from a maritime surveillance mission in support of Africa Partnership Station. The air vehicle was unable to achieve UAS Common Automated Recovery System (UCARS) lock on, a requirement for landing aboard a ship at sea. After multiple approaches and exhaustive troubleshooting... Read more

21-Jun-11 Lockheed MQ-8 Libya

The UAV was delivering intelligence data from about 5,000-7,000 ft. as expected, and there was no immediate sign of a command and control problem or mechanical malfunction, a program source says. This may mean it was shot down.... Read more

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