Friday, July 13, 2012
Singapore Orders ScanEagle UASs
Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu, was awarded a contract to provide its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The delivery of these systems will be accompanied by training, logistics and ship installation, as well as specialist in-country maintenance support. The ScanEagle UAS is being fitted for the fastest ships in the RSN's fleet, the missile corvettes.
“Insitu Pacific is extremely pleased to be working closely with the Republic of Singapore Navy for the provision of the ScanEagle UAS. ScanEagle's proven capability as a highly persistent ISR force multiplier in the maritime domain will provide Navy commanders with an organic ISR capability offering significant operational advantages,” said Insitu Pacific Managing Director Andrew Duggan. “ScanEagle is unique in that it is the only proven fixed wing UAS solution operating from ships in the world today with over 23,000 shipborne flight hours globally. It also has the advantage of not requiring the use of a helicopter deck. This is critical on Frigates and smaller combatants where there is often only space to embark and operate one rotary wing platform at a time.”