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Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Insitu ScanEagle 2 is a further evolution of the popular ScanEagle line.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2016
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Insitu - USA
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: Malaysia; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 5.61 feet (1.71 meters)
WIDTH: 10.20 feet (3.11 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 42 pounds (19 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 51 pounds (23 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Orbital heavy-fuel (JP5 or JP8) gasoline engine driving three-bladed propeller unit in "pusher" configuration.
SPEED (MAX): 92 miles-per-hour (148 kilometers-per-hour; 80 knots)
CEILING: 19,521 feet (5,950 meters; 3.70 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Mission payload of 7.7 pounds and consists of sensor and optical equipment.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• ScanEagle 2 - Base Series Name


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Entry last updated on 11/29/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The "ScanEagle 2" is a further evolution of the Boeing Insitu "ScanEagle" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) series (detailed elsewhere on this site). The new model brings about use of a new heavy-fuel engine for improved reliability as well as broadening the product's line for increased service in commercial markets. To date the ScanEagle series has served the United States military, special forces elements and other major military powers of the world with good results. It is also used in some commercial sectors like the oil industry.

When compared to the original product, ScanEagle 2 incorporates a larger nose assembly to better support mission optics and sensor equipment. Its payload limit has also been increased. A tubular fuselage is retained as are swept-back wing mainplanes. The new engine, provided by Orbital, is seated at the rear of the design and drives a three-bladed propeller unit in a "pusher" configuration. The wing mainplanes also sport vertical fins at their tips. Launching of the UAV system is by way of a catapult which allows for operation from fixed position, vehicle and warships as small as patrol craft.

November 2018 - Malaysia has established its first all-drone squadron. The force relies on the ScanEagle 2 provided by the United States through the Maritime Security Initiative.




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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (92mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
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Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
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