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Fire-X Medium-Range Vertical Unmanned Aerial System

Developers

Northrop Grumman and Bell Helicopter

Project Unveiled

May 2010

First Flight

End of 2010

Length

12.6m (41.4ft)

Width

2.5m (8.1ft)

Blades Folded Hangar

2.4m x 12.6m (7.7ft x 41.4ft)

Rotor Diameter

10.7m (35ft)

Height

3.1m (10.2ft)

Gross Takeoff Weight

6,000lbs

Engine

Rolls-Royce 250-C47B with FADEC

Speed

133kt

Operational Ceiling

More than 20,000ft

Maximum Payload

3,000lbs

Maximum Endurance

Up to 16 hours

Typical Payload:

1,250lbs (for 8 hours endurance)

Max Sling Load

2,646lbs
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