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Ayoshi:
From: Naval Technology


--- Quote ---ScanEagle is a mini unmanned air vehicle developed by Insitu and Boeing at the Phantom Works facility. By the end of the first quarter of 2007, it had completed over 30,000 combat operational flight hours, including operations over Iraq. The system is in operational service with the United States Marine Corps, the United States Navy and the Australian Army.

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ScanEagle missions

ScanEagle missions include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); special services operations; escort operations; sea-lane and convoy protection; protection of high-value and secure installations; and high-speed wireless voice, video and data communications relay.

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U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki launches a Boeing ScanEagle drone during the training exercise Desert Talon 2-06 at the Marine Corps Air Station. Credit: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt Guadalupe M. Deanda III

Ayoshi:
* US solicitation reveals Philippines to be ScanEagle operator

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Afghanistan to receive further ScanEagle UASs | IHS Jane's 360 - 26 July 2017
--- Quote ---Afghanistan is to receive five new Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) under a USD19.6 million contract announced by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on 25 July.

The contract covers the five UASs (one UAS typically comprises upwards of 12 air vehicles as well as associated pneumatic launchers and Skyhook recovery apparatus), spares, support equipment, field service representatives, operators to provide technical services, site surveys, site activations teams, and programme management to sustain and operate the ScanEagle UASs within Afghanistan.

Work is expected to be completed in April 2018, with financing coming via Afghan Security Forces funding.
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The Insitu ScanEagle seen at the company's test facility in eastern Oregon. Afghanistan is to receive a follow-on order for five new systems to be delivered by the end of April 2018. Source: IHS Markit/Gareth Jennings

 

Ayoshi:
Insitu lands $7.7Mn FMS from Iraq for six ScanEagle UAS | Air Recognition - 29 September 2017

--- Quote ---Insitu has been awarded a $7,758,625 contract for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the Iraqi armed forces under the Foreign Military Sales program, the US DoD announced on Sept. 28, 2017.

Under this order, Insitu will provide ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, as well as related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of Iraq.
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An Insitu ScanEagle, a small unmanned aerial vehicle, is caught on the SkyHook retreival system to end its flight during a demonstration for leaders from the Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate and the Research and Development Center at a Navy testing facility in Dahlgren, Va., Thursday, May 3, 2012 (Credit: USCG/Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick)

Ayoshi:
ScanEagle aids disaster recovery missions | shephard media - 4th December 2017

--- Quote ---Insitu's ScanEagle UAS has taken part in disaster recovery and fire suppression missions in California, Oregon and Texas, the company announced on 28 November.

Insitu's INEXA Solutions aerial remote sensing services suite, which includes the ScanEagle UAS, as well as manned aircraft equipped with scanning payloads and sensors, assisted disaster recovery efforts in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The company deployed operations personnel and four ScanEagle UAS platforms to Corpus Christi, Sugarland, and other sites around Houston to aid infrastructure assessments, search and rescue, security and monitoring as well as unmanned and manned aviation overwatch protection.
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Ayoshi:
Afghanistan to receive additional ScanEagle UASs | Janes - 29 March 2018

--- Quote ---A USD47 million award has been made to the Boeing subsidiary to provide the additional UASs, plus contractor support and other services, by March 2019. It follows an award for eight systems made in December 2015, and a further award for five more systems made in July 2017.

One UAS typically comprises up to 12 air vehicles as well as associated pneumatic launchers and Skyhook recovery apparatus. While the precise number of ScanEagle air vehicles has not been disclosed in the last two contract announcements, the initial award stated that the eight systems comprises 65 vehicles (approximately eight vehicles per system). This means that Afghanistan may field as many as 170 ScanEagles by the time that deliveries are complete under the current orderbook.
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