The Boeing and Insitu Group ScanEagle unmanned air vehicle demonstrated a mission endurance of nearly 17h on a recent test flight. The UAV was deployed from and recovered by a surface ship for the trial, which included the provision of real-time imagery from the drone's electro-optical sensor. The system's infrared sensor payload was also demonstrated during a separate test flight. The US Marine Corps has already ordered two ScanEagle units for deployment to Iraq.


Source: Flight International