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US partners in Asia-Pacific to receive ScanEagle drones


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Insitu Inc. will build 34 ScanEagle small UAVs for the governments of Malaysia; Indonesia; the Philippines; and Vietnam under terms of a $47.9 million U.S. Navy order.


US partners in Asia Pacific to receive ScanEagle drones A Scan Eagle UAV launches from the flight deck of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (Picture source: US Navy)


Institu will provide 12 ScanEagle UAVs for Malaysia, 8 for the Philippines, 8 for Indonesia, and 6 for Vietnam.

In addition, this order provides for spare payloads, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools, training, technical services, and field service representatives. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (77 %); and multiple shore and at sea locations in Malaysia (9 %); Philippines (5 %); Vietnam (5 %); and Indonesia (4 %), and is expected to be completed in March 2022.

Scan Eagle is a runway independent, long-endurance, unmanned aerial vehicle system designed to provide multiple surveillance, reconnaissance data, and battlefield damage assessment missions.