WASHINGTON, (BGM) – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam buy ScanEagle UAVs totaling $47,9 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD signed contracts on May 31.
The order is for 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles for the governments of Malaysia (12); Indonesia (8); Philippines (8); and Vietnam (6) and the order is assigned to Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington.
According the U.S. DoD information, Malaysia will pay $19,329,334 (40% of the order), Philippines will pay $9,633,665 (20% of the order); Vietnam will pay $9,770,120 (20% of the order); and Indonesia will pay $9,197,672 (20% of the order)
In addition, this order provides for spare payloads, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools, training, technical services, and field service representatives.
The Insitu ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, and is used for reconnaissance. The ScanEagle was designed by Insitu based on the Insitu SeaScan, a commercial UAV that was intended for fish-spotting.
ScanEagle delivers persistent imagery on land or at sea. The last ScanEagle features upgraded avionics, increased payload capability and a new heavy fuel purpose-built propulsion system that dramatically improves reliability and performance – and it’s all backed by the experience of the platform that invented the agile ISR category.
Backed by the experience of more than 965,000 flight hours on land and at sea, the aircraft maximizes commonality with Insitu systems, saving money on life-cycle costs and training.
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Source: U.S. DoD