Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. has won a $70 million contract to build eight ScanEagle drones for the Afghanistan armed forces.
The US Department of Defense said yesterday that the systems include 65 ScanEagle drones in total, along with spare parts, support equipment, field service support, as well as an in-theatre training facility.
"Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $70,941,310 for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the government of Afghanistan," a US DoD statement said.
US and Afghan forces are already using an unspecified number of ScanEagle platforms to support special operations forces in battle against the Taliban and other militant groups.
ScanEagles can carry several different payloads including electro-optical or infrared cameras to take photographs or full-motion video. Their unique ability to stay airborne for hours and be retrieved easily sets it apart from other drones.
Insitu has won $35 million worth three contracts to supply Scan Eagle UAVs to Pakistan, Cameroon and Kenya. Insitu won $15 million contract to supply the UAVs to Pakistan by the end of the year
Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform at Euronaval 2014. Leveraging lessons learned from more than 800,000 operational hours, ScanEagle 2 provides increased payload power and expanded payload options, a more robust navigation system, better image quality due to a fully digital video system and a state-of-the-art, purpose-built propulsion system
Singapore Navy has successfully conducted a ship-based trial of the Boeing ScanEagle, launching and recovering the unmanned air vehicle from a landing ship tank vessel and a frigate. A Boeing team helped to conduct the trial with a complete maritime ScanEagle system, including a ground control station, communication links, launcher and SkyHook recovery system
Boeing subsidiary Insitu is being awarded a $47,037,076 delivery order for the procurement of eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in support of the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The contract is under a Building Partnership Capacity case
Boeing subsidiary, Insitu Inc is being awarded $7.7 million contract against a previously issued basic ordering agreement for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems to the government of Iraq
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. is being awarded a $7,407,625 firm-fixed-price order for the procurement of six ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, related support equipment, training, site activation, technical services, and data for the government of the Philippines
Insitu Inc. has won a $19 million worth contract for procurement of five ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for Afghan Security forces
Boeing Insitu has won a $70 million contract to deliver six additional RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the US Navy. The contract includes three Blackjack systems for the Navy and three more for the US Marine Corps
Insitu will demonstrate its new wide-area maritime surface search technology at the Royal Navys Unmanned Warrior demonstration this month. The Insitu team will perform a series of flights using its ScanEagle platform equipped with the ViDAR payload
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