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.
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August 2022 - Turkmenistan has acquired the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 series UAV and will operate these from the deck of their Deniz Han corvette warship.
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.
5.6 ft (1.71 m)
10.2 ft (3.11 m)
42 lb (19 kg)
51 lb (23 kg)
+9 lb (+4 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production variant)
monoplane / shoulder-mounted / swept-back
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are mounted at the upper section of the fuselage, generally at the imaginary line intersecting the pilot's shoulders.
The planform features wing sweep back along the leading edges of the mainplane, promoting higher operating speeds.
(Structural descriptors pertain to the base Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production variant)
1 x Orbital heavy-fuel (JP5 or JP8) gasoline engine driving three-bladed propeller unit in "pusher" configuration.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
None. Mission payload of 7.7 pounds and consists of sensor and optical equipment.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
ScanEagle 2 - Base Series Name.
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