The MQ-8B Fire Scout has set a record for continuous surveillance. On an anti-piracy deployment to East Africa in late September, four Fire Scouts on the frigate Klakring provided more than 24 uninterrupted hours of surveillance coverage, a first for the unmanned aircraft. It required 10 flights, 10 launches, 10 recoveries and eight refuelings by Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 42.

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