The U.S. government has contracted Insitu, Inc., a developer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry since 1994, to supply operational and maintenance support to the U.S. military’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial system.
The Department of Defense contracted Insitu, Inc. is to supply services and support including training courses ranging from system pilot training, maintenance and operations, mission coordinator and payload operator; multiple kits for sustainment, payload and engine module kits; and multiple spare parts for the ScanEagle UAS.
ScanEagle is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform developed by Insitu and Boeing. The catapult-launched aircraft is 4.5 feet long with a wingspan of 10.2 feet. Its cruise speed is 48 knots and its altitude ceiling is 19,500 feet, while its endurance is more than 24 hours. Insitu's work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in May 2012.
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