Insitu to deliver 65 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles to Afghanistan 22611151

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Insitu to deliver 65 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles to Afghanistan
The US-based company Insitu, par of Boeing, has been awarded a $70,941,310 order for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the government of Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program.
     
Insitu to deliver 65 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles to Afghanistan 640 001An US Navy ScanEagle UAV
     
Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington; and undisclosed sites throughout Afghanistan , and is expected to be completed in June 2018, the US Department of Defense announced Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. These systems consist of 65 ScanEagle Air Vehicles, spares, support equipment, field service support, establishment of an in theatre ScanEagle training facility and training.

The US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

The ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). ScanEagle carries a stabilized electro-optical and/or infrared camera on a lightweight inertial stabilized turret system, and an integrated communications system having a range of over 62 miles (100 km); it has a flight endurance of over 20 hours. It can operate up to 92 mph (150 km/h), with an average cruising speed of 55 mph (89 km/h). It has a service ceiling of 19,500 ft, or 5,950 m and an endurance superior to 24 hours.

 

 

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