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Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2

United States (2016)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

 Entry last updated on 10/17/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2  
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The Insitu ScanEagle 2 is a further evolution of the popular ScanEagle line.

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.

Any available statistics for the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 Specifications
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United States
Year: 2016
Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Manufacturer(s): Insitu - USA
Production: 100
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 0
Width: 10.20 ft (3.11 m)
Empty Weight: 42 lb (19 kg)
MTOW: 51 lb (23 kg)

Installed Power
1 x Orbital heavy-fuel (JP5 or JP8) gasoline engine driving three-bladed propeller unit in "pusher" configuration.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 92 mph (148 kph; 80 kts)
Service Ceiling: 19,521 ft (5,950 m; 3.70 mi)

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

Operators List
United States

Series Model Variants
• ScanEagle 2 - Base Series Name