|Status:||Being Delivered||In Service||Delivery halted||In Service|
|Number:||10||7||12 (3 with infrared sensors and 9 with only electro-optical sensors)||4|
|Cost:||$4.1 million||Unknown||$9.8 million|
|Acquired:||March 2014||2008||Ordered in 2014||Ordered May 2015, September 2016|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Role:||Unarmed tactical reconnaissance|
|Manufacturer:||Boeing and The Insitu Group|
|Take-Off:||Pneumatic wedge catapult launcher|
|Landing:||SkyHook recovery system|
|Power plant:||Heavy fuel (JP-5 or JP-8) or gasoline engine|
|Wingspan:||10.2 ft (3.11 m)|
|Length:||5.1 ft (1.55 m)|
|Weight:||30.9-39.68 lb (14-18 kg)|
|Maximum takeoff weight:||48.5lbs (22 kg)|
|Speed:||Max speed: 92.06 mph (148.2 km/h)|
|Cruise Speed: 57.54-69.05 mph (92.6-111.1 km/h)|
|Ceiling:||19,500 ft (5,950 m)|
|Range:||63.3 miles (101.9 km)|
|Radar/Sensors:||Alticam Vision imaging system which can be customized to include:|
|Electro-optical (EO) imager|
|EO900 (two imagers)|
|Medium-Wave Infrared (MWIR)|
|Dual imager (EO and MWIR)|
|Misc Systems:||Video datalink: Analog, digital encrypted|
|C2 datalink: Encrypted, unencrypted|
|Note:||Iran claims to have captured three ScanEagles and to have reverse engineered for Iranian production.|
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- “Options and Capabilities.” Insitu, Inc. N.p., July 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
- “Launch & Recovery.” Insitu, Inc. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
- Gordon, Michael, and Eric Schmitt. “U.S. Sends Arms to Aid Iraq Fight With Extremists.”The New York Times. N.p., 24 Dec. 2013. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
- Arieff, Alexis. Political Transition in Tunisia. Rep. Congressional Research Service, 2 Feb. 2011. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
- “Iran Says It Captured Two More U.S. Drones before ScanEagle.” The Associated Press. N.p., 17 Dec. 2012. Web. 15 Jan. 2014.
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