US Army catches ‘air-launched effect’ drones in mid-air using another UAV

Source: US Army Area-I Altius launching from UH-60 Black Hawk The US Army for the first time caught and recovered Area-I Altius “air-launched effects” drones in mid-air using a quadcopter during Project Convergence exercises in August and September. By Garrett Reim, 6 October 2020 Read More »


NDIA Policy Points: Enhance Shipbuilding by Funding Unmanned Vessels

There is a war brewing between the Navy’s plans to restructure the fleet and Congress’ desire to maintain the status quo. 8/31/2020 By Daniel Tiznado Read More »


USMC RQ-21A Blackjack Drones Supported USAF B-1B and B-2’s Long-Range Air Strikes During Australian Drills

A screenshot from a live video recorded by an RQ-21A (top right) during an air strike by U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers (Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps) September 3, 2020 David Cenciotti Drones Read More »


Navy Looking at Upgrades to RQ-21 UAS

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dominick Rollan and Cpl. Jose Reyes, both with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, place the RQ-21A Blackjack on the launcher in preparation for its first flight in Australia at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Aug. 8, 2020. The RQ-21 provides the Marine Corps a rapidly deployable surveillance asset able to operate in austere forward environments. U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani Posted on September 9, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Malaysia to launch competition for drones and manned maritime patrol aircraft

MELBOURNE, Australia — Malaysia is moving ahead with its plans to acquire much-needed manned and unmanned aircraft to enhance maritime security, with the Southeast Asian country announcing that it will be issuing separate tenders for each type. Mike Yeo Defense News•August 25, 2020 Read More »


Marine MV-22 Ospreys Flew In An RQ-21 Drone Unit During An Exercise For The First Time

The exercise highlights the growing importance of drones in the Marine Corps' expeditionary operations plans. By Thomas Newdick and Joseph Trevithick, August 12, 2020 The War Zone Read More »


US Marines bring RQ-21 Blackjack drones to Darwin

Officials from both countries have confirmed that the annual Marine Corps rotation will see RQ-21 Blackjack drones deployed in Australia for the first time. Though delayed by two months due to pandemic restrictions, some 1,200 Marines have departed for Darwin. 23 June 2020 By: Sandy Milne Read More »


US Navy looks for new small ship-borne UAV for possible $1bn programme

The US Navy (USN) is planning a flight demonstration and possible prototyping competition to help find a new ship-borne unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The effort is being run by Innovation and Modernization Patuxent River, a partnership between the Naval Air Warfare Center Air Division AirWorks prototyping group and Georgia Tech Research Institute. Martin UAV V-Bat landing on USNS Spearhead By Garrett Reim26 June 2020 Read More »


SOCOM picks six for MEUAS III task orders

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RQ-21 Blackjack drones to be used in Australia by Marines

Australian Marines are set to receive RQ-21 Blackjack drones in support of the annual Marine Corps rotation in Darwin, Australia, according to rotational force commander Colonel David Banning in an interview on Thursday. Josh Spires - Jun. 19th 2020 Read More »


United States delivers six ScanEagle UAVs Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Malaysian Navy

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan. ScanEagle systems provide the Afghan National Army with airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (Picture source US Navy). According to a Tweet published on May 7, 2020, by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, a first batch of six ScanEagle UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) was delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy by the United States. The ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by the American Company Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing. May News 2020 Navy Naval Maritime Defense Industry POSTED ON THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020 20:59 Read More »


Artificial intelligence and embedded computing for unmanned vehicles

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Trujillo, an unmanned aircraft system maintenance technician, recovers a U.S. Marine Corps RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft at Canon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Ariz. The latest generation of unmanned vehicles operating on land, in the air, and at sea no longer simply are remotely operated. These advanced systems have built-in intelligence to learn from their experiences and make their own decisions. J.R. Wilson May 1st, 2020 Read More »



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US Air Force Research Lab to Extend Aircraft ISR Range

The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is developing a tube-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can be deployed from an AC-130 gunship, or similar aircraft, and provide video that will rival that provided by its own sensors. Read More »


Gunship-Launched Drone Approaches Transition Point

INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE 4/19/2017 By Jon Harper Air Force Special Operations Command wants to launch spy drones from its gunships to collect critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. The program to develop the technology is approaching a key transition point. Read More »


Army tests helicopter-based, tube-launched UAVs

Defense Systems; By Adin Dobkin Oct 04, 2017 In September 2017, the Army continued its plans to field a tube-launched, unmanned system for its tactical warfighter. Rather than deploying from fixed-wing aircraft like similar systems under development in the Navy and Air Force, the Army will use its fleet of helicopters as motherships for these autonomous drones. Read More »


Malaysia receives first batch of six ScanEagle UAVs from US

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has received six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under a US-sponsored capability building initiative. Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International 09 May 2020 Read More »


Malaysia receives first batch of donated ScanEagle UAVs from US

Malaysia has taken delivery of the first 6 of 12 Insitu ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - along with associated equipment - that were gifted by the United States under Washington's Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme. Marhalim bin Abas, Kuala Lumpur - Jane's Defence Weekly 26 March 2020 Read More »


Major Advantages to Platform Thanks to its Small Dimensions

While the US military has been losing larger and pricey unmanned aircraft to hostile fire, a small unmanned aircraft is gaining momentum. Last June, Iran shot down a $200 million Global Hawk drone with a locally made surface-to-air missile. Only days earlier, a $16 million Reaper drone was downed in Yemen. Technology Communications Major Advantages to Platform Thanks to its Small Dimensions, Mar 17, 2020 Read More »


Boeing Insitu’s Extended-Range Blackjack Is Changing How The Joint Force Thinks About Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aircraft system won a major award from the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) yesterday for exceeding U.S. Navy readiness goals during deployments in places like the Persian Gulf. Loren ThompsonSenior Contributor Aerospace & Defense I write about national security, especially its business dimensions. Read More »


Indonesia accepts reconnaissance drone, helicopter grant from US

A ScanEagle drone is shown during an Insitu customer event in Mazagon, Spain, on May 15, 2018, (Reuters/Courtesy Insitu/Handout) Gemma Holliani Cahya The Jakarta Post Jakarta / Thu, February 27, 2020 Read More »


Indonesia Accepts US Grant Of ScanEagle Drones, Bell Chopper Upgrade

ScanEagle drone being launched from a frigate Our Bureau 06:49 AM, February 28, 2020 Read More »


UMEX 2020: Insitu-Boeing Introduces Integrator ER Extended Range UAV

American-Company Insitu-Boeing continues to increase its presence in the Middle-East defense and security market showcasing latest technologies and innovation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial vehicles) at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition that takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. February 25, 2020 Military Read More »


Primary weaponry defense system grant from U.S. approved

We have given our approval to the government to receive a grant from the United States (U.S.) of 14 units of Scan Eagle UAV and three units of upgraded Helicopter Bell 412 Equipment Speaker of the House of Representatives’ Commission I, Meutya Hafid. ANTARA/Syamsuddin Hasan/am/ac. Read More »


US Navy Accessorize with CBR Sensors

A group of U.S. Navy researchers designed a new drone accessory for including a chemical, organic, or radiological sensor to a Boeing mounted-wing drone or a DJI octocopter. The invention is known as SCAPEGOAT (Senses CBR Agents Pre-Engagement and Goes Over All Terrain), and it earned the Navy U.S. Patent 10,556,707 on Feb. 11, 2020. Home/News/US Navy Accessorize with CBR Sensors NewsSensors and Control Carlton Peterson Read More »


Blackjack UAS Fielding Complete for Navy, Marine Corps

Marines lift an RQ-21A Blackjack UAS onto a launcher before flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha. The fielding of the UAS achieved full operational capability last year. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Adam Dublinske. Posted on January 16, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Insitu CTO Talks Using Embedded and Edge Processing to Improve UAS Information Delivery

A U.S. Marine places the starter into an RQ-21A Blackjack during a Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Canon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Ariz. The United States Marine Corps received the final of 21 Blackjack systems last June. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo) By Frank Wolfe | January 17, 2020 Read More »


Coast Guard Expedites ScanEagle ISR Services for National Security Cutters

A ScanEagle is launched during a Strait of Hormuz transit aboard USS Lewis B. Puller. The U.S. Coast Guard is expediting installation of the unmanned aerial vehicle on its Legend-class national security cutters. U.S. Navy/Chief Logistics Specialist Brandon Cummings. Posted on January 17, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Surface Navy 2020: Insitu to outfit entire USCG national security cutter fleet with ScanEagles by end of year

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Brazil to operate UAS from ships

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Satellite Link Developed For ScanEagle, Integrator

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USCG Undertakes New National Security Mission in the Indo-Pacific

A ScanEagle drone prepped for launch on Stratton's flight deck, Nov. 3 (USCG / CPO Sara Muir) BY U.S. COAST GUARD NEWS 2019-11-20 13:56:00 [By Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir] Read More »



FLARES launches and recovers fixed-wing aircraft more-gently than traditional (catapult, standing Skyhook) methods. 18 November 2019 HOOD RIVER, OR Read More »


Orbital makes first flights in Australia

Orbital Corporation has flight tested its propulsion systems in conjunction with customer Insitu Pacific, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing. 11 November 2019 • image: https://yaffa-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/yaffadsp/images/dmImage/StandardImage/insitu2.png Read More »


FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates VTOL Operations in a Forest Clearing

Hood Tech’s next generation Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) this month demonstrated flight operations from a 200 foot forest clearing, surrounded by 60-140 foot trees. A fixed-wing UAV was launched into flight and recovered from flight, both operations occurring above the tree-tops. For immediate release Tillamook Unmanned Test Range, Oregon Read More »


Insitu ScanEagle Demonstrates Agility, Maritime Domain Awareness in Finland

Insitu's ScanEagle launches from OPV Turva in the Gulf of Finland during a five-day trial for the Finnish Border Guard. Proven Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) completes successful operations during a five-day trial for the Finnish Border Guard • By Insitu;The Boeing Company;Finnish Border Guard;European Maritime and Fisheries Fund; • Oct 30, 2019 Read More »


International consortium to use drones for Arctic monitoring

The Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic project will use medium altitude long-endurance drones to monitor the Arctic. PHOTO: IDG By Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic | October 25, 2019 Read More »


A ‘Game of Drones’ resets the rules in the South China Sea

Eyes on China Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times Sovereignty and the environment By James Borton - - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Read More »


Pacific 2019: Australia trials ScanEagle UAV for MCM operations

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Pacific 2019: Australia equips hydrographic survey vessel with ScanEagle UAS

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FLARES 2.0 Logs 106 Consecutive Flights with a Perfect Safety Record

Hood Tech is celebrating 106 (and counting) consecutive FLARES 2.0 flights with a perfect safety record in 2019. Hood Tech Corp. Mechanical Inc. Cory Roeseler Read More »


US, Russia To Compete For Future Vietmanese Fighter Jet Orders

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Defense Companies Awarded Defense Security Cooperation Agency Contract

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTRACTS VALUED AT $7 MILLION AND ABOVE NAVY ________________________________________ Lindy Kyzer / Sep 30, 2019 Read More »


FLARES 2.0 Establishes Scan Eagle Capture Energy Record

PR.com FOLLOW August 29, 2019 3:00am Comments FLARES 2.0 recovered a 28.1 kg Scan Eagle dummy at 75 knots closing speed. The 20.9 kJ capture energy establishes a new record. This second-generation Mast Augmented Recovery System (MARS 2,) is omnidirectional, can be used with any Scan Eagle 1, 2 or 3 aircraft variant in up to 30mph wind and packs into a single "coffin." The record-setting capture occurred during the 78th consecutive incident-free flight of FLARES 2.0. Read More »


Innovation in UAV Propulsion Improves Performance

Aug 14, 2019 Tactical drones operate at altitudes of 18,000ft, fly for periods of 12+ hours, support land and sea based missions. The propulsion systems powering these high-value unmanned air vehicles (UAV) include not only the engine, but sophisticated fuel storage and supply systems, electrical supply systems, etc. A new propulsion solution for unmanned aerial vehicle may be the response for the growing requirement within the tactical-class UAV market for increased flexibility and versatility. Read More »


U.S. Navy Testing EPF As Drone Mother Ship

The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) during high-speed trials, reaching speeds of approximately 40 knots off the coast of Virginia, August 20, 2013. US Navy picture. The U.S. Navy tested expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) as a mother ship for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Xavier Vavasseur 29 Jul 2019 Read More »


US Navy tests multiple unmanned aerial and undersea systems

The US Navy has carried out a series of fleet experiments with multiple unmanned aerial and undersea systems aboard the expeditionary fast transport (EFT) vessel, USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1). 30 JULY 2019 Read More »


Orbital Corporation takes aim at tactical UAV propulsion opportunities

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Hood River, Oregon Talk About Trial By Fire

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Testing Drone Payloads, Without a Drone

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FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates Nominal Performance in Wind

Lexington, OR, July 20, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Flight test data indicates that Hood Tech’s Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) multicopter performs nominally in up to 22 knot wind. Read More »


U.S. Army grant supports development of hydrogen-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Insitu employees Clay Christian and Jon Cantella holding the ScanEagle UAV. By Siddharth Vodnala Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY July 18, 2019 Read More »


Boeing Bags Massive U.S. Navy Drone Contract

Rich Smith (TMFDitty) Jul 15, 2019 at 9:16AM Industrials Nearly two decades ago, Boeing (NYSE:BA) "lost" the fighter jet market. When the Pentagon named Lockheed Martin and not Boeing the winner of the Joint Strike Fighter program in 2001, it ensured that Lockheed, not Boeing, would build the plane that would become known as the F-35, and handed Lockheed the most valuable weapons program in the world. And that's OK. Turns out Boeing may be onto an idea that's even bigger than the F-35. Read More »


Building on Benchmarks

The technology line between military and commercial UAS capabilities continues to blur—and that’s by design, according to some of the top industry developers. JULY 10, 2019 AIR, IUS EXCLUSIVE, MILITARY BY VICKI SPEED Read More »


PMA-263 Common Hardware and Sustainment RFQ – Opportunity Available at Department of the Navy

Here is another great opportunity from Department of the Navy titled PMA-263 Common Hardware and Sustainment . The solicitation number of this Request For Quotation is N0001918R0079. Department of the Navy is looking for The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, MD intends to award a sole source hardware and sustainment contract to Insitu Inc., 118 E. Columbia River Way, Bingen WA, in support of the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, PMA-263. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will have Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders to procure RQ-21A Blackjack UAS (Blackjack) and ScanEagle UAS (ScanEagle) hardware and associated service… By Review Team July 12, 2019 Read More »


Local Navy Contract Awards Posted on July 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (July 08, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Contracts For June 28, 2019 Read More »


Visual Anthology: The U.S. Drone Fleet

RQ-21 Blackjack The RQ-21 Blackjack was designed by Boeing Insitu to fulfill the U.S. Navy's need for a small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS). Built to supplement the Boeing Scan Eagle, the twin-boom, single-engine monoplane design uses the same launcher and recovery system. Recently, RQ-21s have provided forward reconnaissance for the U.S. Marine Corps. Read More »


U.S. Navy awards Insitu multi-year contract for RQ-21A Blackjack production

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc is awarded a three-year contract for up to 63 RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a 28 June statement. Jun 29, 2019 Photo by Lance Cpl. Auburne Johnson Read More »


Insitu nets $390.4M for Blackjack, ScanEagle drones for U.S. military, allies

The contract covers nearly 90 Blackjack and 100 ScanEagle drones for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, as well as Canada, Poland and Oman. Insitu's RQ-21A drone weighs 81 pounds and its length is 8.2 feet. Photo courtesy of Boeing By Allen Cone DEFENSE NEWS JULY 1, 2019 / 9:53 AM Read More »


Navy orders 179 small surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs from Boeing Insitu with multisensor payloads

Small unmanned aircraft have lightweight multisensor payloads to provide quick-launch surveillance and reconnaissance capability for land and sea forces. Author John Keller Jul 1st, 2019 Read More »


DoD awards US and FMS Blackjack and ScanEagle UAS contract

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Boeing Insitu awarded $390 million Blackjack and ScanEagle drone contract

Marines launch an Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack drone during Frozen Reindeer in Rena, Norway, May 21, 2018. Image: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Joselyn Jimenez Boeing Insitu awarded $390 million Blackjack and ScanEagle drone contract. Contract includes dozens of drones for the US Marine Corps, US Navy and foreign military sales, including to Canada, Poland and Oman STAFF WRITER JUNE 29, 2019 AIRBUSINESS Read More »


USMC gets final RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the final RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under a programme to procure 21 of these platforms. 27 JUNE 2019 Read More »


Warplanes: Small, Simple, Indispensable

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FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates High DA Power Margin

FLARES 2.0 Multicopter carries an 85lb aircraft above the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort in June 2019 (7,100 ft elevation, 65F, 9,600ft density altitude.) For Immediate Release 13 June 2019 Read More »


Defence Ministry: US govt paid for drones

The ScanEagle UAV pictured here on its launcher. - Boeing/InSitu NATION Friday, 7 Jun 2019 5:23 PM MYT By Hemananthani Sivanandam Read More »


These US partners in the Asia-Pacific are to receive ScanEagle drones

The ScanEagle drone can be launched from a ship without the need for a runway. (Insitu) Unmanned By: Mike Yeo Read More »


PHL to acquire eight more ScanEagle drones from US

The Philippines, sustaining its bid to beef up its surveillance capabilities, is acquiring eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) worth $9,633,665 from a subsidiary of aircraft maker Boeing under the United States Foreign Military Sales program. By Rene Acosta June 6, 2019 Read More »


Local Navy Contract Awards Posted on June 03, 2019

Posted on June 03, 2019 WASHINGTON (June 03, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Read More »


U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region

A ScanEagle drone is shown during an Insitu customer event in Mazagon, Spain May 15, 2018, Courtesy Insitu/Handout via REUTERS WORLD NEWS JUNE 3, 2019 / 2:41 PM / UPDATED 18 HOURS AGO Mike Stone 3 MIN READ Read More »


Insitu to deliver 34 ScanEagles to Asia

Insitu won $47.9 million to deliver ScanEagle drones to four US allies in Asia. Jun 04, 2019 05:00 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff Read More »


Vietnam to receive ScanEagle unmanned aircraft

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is to field the Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as part of a wider ramp-up of its airborne maritime surveillance capabilities. Air Platforms Gareth Jennings, London - Jane's Navy International 03 June 2019 Read More »


Insitu sells 34 ScanEagle drones to Southeast Asian countries

Insitu was awarded a $47.9 million contract to deliver 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. USS Lewis B. Puller launching ScanEagle Department of Defense 03 JUNE, 2019 Read More »


Insitu nabs $47.9M to deliver ScanEagle drones to four U.S. allies in Asia

Insitu is due to deliver a total of 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki, a U.S. Marine Corp combat videographer, launches a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system during an exercise at Yuma, Ariz., in 2006. Photo by by Sgt. Guadalupe Deanda/U.S. Marine Corps By Allen Cone DEFENSE NEWS JUNE 3, 2019 / 12:23 PM Read More »


Insitu gets $47,9 million delivery order for ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has been awarded a $47,9 million delivery order by the U.S. Navy to supply Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam governments with the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Photo by Tiffini Vanderwyst (Jones) Jun 1, 2019 in Aviation, News Read More »


Insitu receives contract to supply four Southeast Asian services with ScanEagle UAVs

Insitu receives contract to supply four Southeast Asian services with ScanEagle UAVs Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Defence Weekly 02 June 2019 Read More »


Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drones sold to Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

ScanEagle drone sits on its catapult prior to launch. Image: US Marine Corps/Gunnery Sgt Shannon Arledge Home/Business/Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drones sold to Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam AIRBUSINESS STAFF WRITER JUNE 1, 2019 Read More »


Navy orders small UAVs with persistent surveillance sensor payloads from Boeing Insitu in $47.9 million deal

Boeing Insitu to build 34 ScanEagle small UAVs and sensor payloads for persistent surveillance in Malaysia; Indonesia; the Philippines; and Vietnam. Author John Keller Jun 3rd, 2019 Read More »


Special Operations Command chooses Textron and Insitu to provide UAV surveillance to commando units

McDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Two U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers will share as much as $475 million over the next five years to provide mid-endurance UAVs and surveillance support services for U.S. military convert Special Operations units. Author John Keller Read More »


UAE requests RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

UV - UNMANNED VEHICLES UAE requests RQ-21A Blackjack UAS 28th May 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team RSS Read More »


The top five drones deployed by the US Navy

The RQ-21 Blackjack serves the US Navy’s STUAS programme. Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy. 28 MAY 2019 Read More »


Marine Corps to receive one RQ-21 unmanned aerial system (UAS) for battlefield reconnaissance

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are buying one additional RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) to provide battlefield reconnaissance capability for U.S. Marine Corps field commanders. Author John Keller Jun 15th, 2017 Read More »


Arcturus UAV joins Textron and Insitu to provide UAV surveillance for military Special Operations

McDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Unmanned aircraft specialist Arcturus UAV in Rohnert Park, Calif., is joining a project to provide U.S. Special Forces warfighters mid-endurance UAVs and support surveillance services. AuthorJohn Keller Jun 28th, 2017 Read More »


Governor Kim Beazley excited by Orbital UAV’s opportunity

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Orbital Corporation Ltd (‘Orbital UAV’, ‘the Company’) was delighted to welcome The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia to its Perth headquarters, as the Company continues to build its international business delivering world-class propulsion systems to the tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market. Home The Market Governor Kim Beazley excited by Orbital UAV’s opportunity By Press - 15 May 2019 Read More »


Navy moving ahead with UAS

These trials involve the Insitu ScanEagle fixed-wing UAS, and the Schiebel S-100 rotary-wing Camcopter, and both involve an element of tradeoff. By Julian Kerr | Sydney | 13 May 2019 NextNext Read More »


The US Coast Guard will significantly expand its use of Insitu Scan Eagles when it deploys the unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) aboard four National Security Cutters by the end of 2019.

While one cutter, USCGC Stratton, has hosted Scan Eagles for about a year and a half, the 2019 deployment represents the beginning of the service’s effort to expand the use of the small drone. Three UAVs will be deployed per cutter, with a staff of Insitu operators on a service contract to fly the aircraft up to 200h per month for the service. The USCG anticipates deploying Scan Eagles aboard all of its 11 National Security Cutters, once the fleet of ships have been built. Insitu Scan Eagle US Coast Guard • 08 MAY, 2019 • SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM • BY: GARRETT REIM • WASHINGTON DC Read More »


From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV 5/6/19

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Coast Guard arms entire cutter fleet with ship-launched drones

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 7 are here. The Coast Guard’s vigorous push to equip its entire Cutter fleet with deck-mounted surveillance drones offers an interesting window into the service's expanding mission scope - to include an increased focus upon great power threats and potential military attacks such as small boat raids, submarine missions, enemy surveillance drones and even incoming fire. US NAVY Published 1 day ago By Kris Osborn | Warrior Maven Read More »


Air Force launched Minuteman III | PAC-3 MSE to UAE? | India to copy-paste Big Lizzie?

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Insitu awarded to supply UAS to U.S. Special Operations Command

Boeing Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (Picture source: U.S. Army) May 2019 Global Defense Security army news industry POSTED ON MONDAY, 06 MAY 2019 11:08 Read More »


ArgenTech Solutions tapped to help fight wildfires

NEWMARKET — ArgenTech Solutions is being tapped by the U.S. government to use its drone technology to help fight wildfires. Posted May 5, 2019 at 3:15 AM Read More »


U.S. Will Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy Next Month

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, and the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 19 on Nov. 08, 2018. US Navy Photo By: Dzirhan Mahadzir April 30, 2019 2:04 PM Read More »


Pacific News Minute: U.S. To Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy At Shangri-La Dialogue

Ships and submarines participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands July 27, 2012. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Command-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security on the world's oceans. CREDIT CHIEF MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST KEITH DEVINEY / U.S. NAVY By NEAL CONAN • 19 HOURS AGO Read More »


Asking for Answers: Drone Use Increasing on Wildfires

MEDFORD, Ore. — As drone technology improves, firefighters are taking advantage of the features by using them more and more on wildfires. In 2018, the state of Oregon saw the most drone flights on federal wildfires out of any other state. by Brian Schnee Thursday, May 2nd 2019 Read More »


Insitu Eyes ScanEagle Exports

Insitu says U.S. Coast Guard plans to expand the use of its ScanEagle surveillance drone might draw international customers. BY MARCUS WEISGERBERGLOBAL BUSINESS EDITORREAD BIO MAY 2, 2019 Read More »


Xponential 2019: Hood Tech Mechanical develops VTOL flying launch and recovery system

Hood Tech Mechanical has developed a flying launch and recovery system (FLARES) that uses a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to launch and recover fixed-wing UAVs weighing roughly 13-40 kg. Pat Host, Chicago - Jane's International Defence Review 01 May 2019 Read More »


Malaysia, Indonesia To Receive Six ScanEagle 2 UAS Each From Washington

Scan Eagle UAS Malaysia will receive six ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) later this year while Indonesia will receive an equal number in 2022 under the United States funded Maritime Security Initiative (MSI). Our Bureau 11:53 AM, May 1, 2019 Read More »


US to bolster maritime support for Vietnam, with possible warship visit this summer

By Minh Nga April 18, 2019 | 08:19 pm GMT+7 The USS Carl Vinson docks at a port in Da Nang, Vietnam on March 5, 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong Read More »


From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV 4/4/19

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Local Navy Contract Awards

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Contracts For March 28, 2019 Read More »


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