Tunisia to Receive Further ScanEagles

2016-07-21

Tunisia to Receive Further ScanEagles
Tunisia is set to receive additional Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) deal revealed by the US government on 18 July.

The proposed sale, disclosed by the US Naval Air Systems Command on the Federal Business Opportunities website, is for one ScanEagle system, spares, support, and training. No timelines or further details were revealed.

The Tunisian Navy already operates an undisclosed number of ScanEagle UAVs in its coastal defence role (a system typically comprising multiple [upwards of 12 in some cases] air vehicles, as well as associated pneumatic launchers and Skyhook recovery apparatus).


Region:  Africa
Category:  UAV



USA Insitu UAV
Name:  ScanEagle   Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  Insitu   
ScanEagle

Use(s): land- or sea-based long-endurance ISR Manufacturer: Insitu Inc Powerplant: 1,4kW (1.9hp) two-stroke engine - 100 octane unleaded non-oxygenated gasoline or carburetted heavy fuel (JP-5, JP-8, Jet-A) Dimensions: length: 1.37m, wingspan: 3.11m Weight: empty: 13.1kg, MTOW: 20kg Performance: speed: 148km/h, endurance: 24+hr, ceiling: 5,944m, endurance speed: 89km/h, mission radius: 100km LoS Payload: EO camera or IR imager in inertially stabilised, full pan and tilt turret Data Link: digital uplink/downlink Guidance/Tracking: fully autonomous DGPS navigation from launch to retrieval Launch: autonomous launch via pneumatic catapult Recovery: autonomous recovery via patented SkyHook wingtip rope-snag Structure Material: composite Electrical Power: 60W available for additional payloads GCS: laptop-based ground control system Status: in production



UAV successfully sees and avoids another aircraft while in flight

2014-02-11
UAV successfully sees and avoids another aircraft while in flight

In a recent flight test in Australia, a Scan Eagle UAV succeeded in visually identifying an approaching Cessna aircraft, and letting its own ground-based operators know that evasive action was required.

 sUAS News has 1667 followers on Twitter Insitu Pacific delivers ScanEagle UAS

2013-05-15
sUAS News has 1667 followers on Twitter Insitu Pacific delivers ScanEagle UAS
BRISBANE, Australia, A ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system has been delivered to Japan by Australia’s Insitu Pacific for use by the country’s land self-defense force.


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