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


 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.

Insitu Pacific, a subsidiary of Insitu Inc. of the United States, said the aircraft was delivered to its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

“The benefits ScanEagle brings to Japan are substantial and this well-proven UAS could help save many lives in the future by getting information into the right hands quickly,” said Insitu Pacific Director of Business Development Dale McDowall.

“The ScanEagle will enhance Japan’s immediate response capability and we are very pleased to have developed such a great partnership with Sojitz Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan.”

Insiti Pacific said the Japanese military identified the need for a UAS to assess damage and provide real-time information for first responders to natural and man-made disasters following the country’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The order for ScanEagle was made last year. The vehicle will undergo operational testing and evaluation by the JGSDF for 12 months before entering service.

Region:  USA and Canada
Contry:  USA
Category:  UAV
Company:  Insitu

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

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

Tunisia to Receive Further ScanEagles

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UAV successfully sees and avoids another aircraft while in flight

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.

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