Insitu to provide ScanEagle UAVs and training facility for Afghanistan

U.S. Navy unmanned vehicle experts are establishing an in-theater training facility in Afghanistan to help Afghan military forces learn to use Insitu ScanEagle small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $70.9 million contract.

U.S. Navy unmanned vehicle experts are establishing an in-theater training facility in Afghanistan to help Afghan military forces learn to use Insitu ScanEagle small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under terms of a $70.9 million contract. Officials at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Lakehurst, N.J., are asking Insitu Inc., a Boeing Co. subsidiary in Bingen, Wash., to provide the Afghan military with 65 ScanEagle UAVs, spare parts, field support, and training. The contract is for eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems for the government of Afghanistan under the Foreign Military Sales program. These systems consist of 65 ScanEagle Air Vehicles, spares, support equipment, field service support, an in-theater ScanEagle training facility, and training. The mission of ScanEagle is to provide persistent surveillance and reconnaissance imagery on land or at sea at lower costs than other surveillance methods for military and agriculture missions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Insitu Inc. online at www.insitu.com and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division-Lakehurst at www.navair.navy.mil.

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