Teams Tests Camera on ScanEagle UAV

By Tish Drake | August 6, 2008
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Boeing, Goodrich Corp., and Insitu flight-tested a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft equipped for the first time with a short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera. The camera, built by Goodrich’s Sensors Unlimited unit, enables ScanEagle operators to see objects more clearly in fog, rain or when little or no heat is radiated, Boeing said. During recent tests at the Fort Leonard Wood test range in Missouri, the camera recorded clear, streaming video during daytime, twilight and nighttime operations. The Boeing-led team plans additional flight tests later this year. ScanEagle is a joint effort between Boeing and Insitu, Bingen, Wash. Last month, Boeing announced plans to acquire Insitu. For related news

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