Boeing subsidiary Insitu has delivered its 1000th ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The US, Australian and Canadian militaries use the low cost, long endurance UAS for autonomous battlefield surveillance. The system is also used by the US Navy, notably in April when it shadowed Somali pirates holding the US captain of the container ship MV Maersk Alabama hostage.
Insitu used the occasion last week to announce that it was expanding its UAS manufacturing capacity “to continue to meet increasing customer needs for rapid solution fulfillment.”
Its new facility at Stevenson in WashingtonState will enable the company to increase output of its current UAS fleet and to expand production of Integrator, its next generation, multi-mission aircraft.