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Insitu lands $7.7Mn FMS from Iraq for six ScanEagle UAS

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World Defense & Security News - Iraq
 
 
Insitu lands $7.7Mn FMS from Iraq for six ScanEagle UAS
 
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.
     
Insitu lands 7 7Mn FMS from raq for ix additional ScanEagle U AS 640 001An 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) 
     
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.

"Work will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq (67 percent); Bingen, Washington (30 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (3 percent), and is expected to be completed in August 2018. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity," the US DoD said.

In August 2016, Insitu landed a $8.3Mn contract to provide "spares, support equipment, and support services for the ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System operations for the government of Iraq intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services program," said the US DoD without giving further details about the number of systems deployed by the Iraqi Armed Forces.

The ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, and used for reconnaissance missions.