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.
Status Active, In-Service
Production 100 Units
Insitu - USA
Malaysia; United States
5.61 ft (1.71 m)
10.20 ft (3.11 m)
42 lb (19 kg)
51 lb (23 kg)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production model)
1 x Orbital heavy-fuel (JP5 or JP8) gasoline engine driving three-bladed propeller unit in "pusher" configuration.
92 mph (148 kph; 80 kts)
19,521 feet (5,950 m; 3.7 miles)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None. Mission payload of 7.7 pounds and consists of sensor and optical equipment.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production model)
ScanEagle 2 - Base Series Name
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