America's Army 3 is bringing Northrop Grumman Corporation's MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Aircraft System to the digital battlefield, allowing players to experience some of the military's newest technology.
America's Army, known for portraying a realistic take on today's wars and United States military operations, is now bringing in new machinery that you'll be able to play with... eventually. While you'll only see the Fire Scout's shadow on some of the game's maps and hovering over grounded planes on others, the America's Army team hopes to make it more interactive in future versions of the game, allowing you to "call upon the Fire Scout for intelligence and support."
Mike Howell, business development manager for Army systems at Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector, is thrilled to see the Fire Scout's inclusion in the game:
"Fire Scout's introduction in one of the most popular computer games in the world is an exciting venture for us. We are happy to support the U.S. Army with this educational tool that provides some insight into what it is like to serve in the U.S. Army."
If this addition of the Fire Scout is any indication, we may be able to look forward to more realistic gadgetry in future versions of the game.