Above: A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan, on April 14, 2016. An order for 36 of the type for four AsiaPacific countries was announced yesterday. US DoD/Lt Charity Edgar
FOUR COUNTRIES in the AsiaPacific region are to receive ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles following an order placed with manufacturer Insitu Inc by US Naval Air Systems Command. The $47,930,791 Foreign Military Sales contract, awarded yesterday, May 31, covers 34 ScanEagles for the governments of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam. These will comprise eight for Indonesia, 12 for Malaysia, eight for the Philippines and six for Vietnam.
The order also provides for spare payloads, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools, training, technical services, and field service representatives. Work on the contract is expected to be completed in March 2022.