Operator: Iraq Tunisia Yemen Lebanon
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
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Role: Unarmed tactical reconnaissance
Manufacturer: Boeing and The Insitu Group
Introduced: 2004
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)
Fuel Capacity:
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)
Endurance: 24+ hours
Range: 63.3 miles (101.9 km)
Armament: None
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)
Countermeasures/ Defenses:
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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Scan Eagle UAS Procurement FMS Lebanon

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Insitu Inc. Wins $11 Million Contract to Procure a ScanEagle UAV for Yemen

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An Edge in the Desert

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