The drone industry is a booming one, with so many different kinds of models being released from time to time, so much so that there is a wide range of options to choose from. Folks who are tight on their monthly budget can still pick up an entry level model without missing a beat, while there are also high end ones which could actually net you a second hand car at the same price. Today, we will take a look at something that is far more high end, courtesy of Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. They have just launched their latest Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), the ScanEagle 3.
Working closely with customers in order to identify their business needs, all the while having in mind to satisfy existing and future fixed-wing UAS market demands, Insitu has managed to successfully come up with the ScanEagle 3 UAS. Specially designed as a commercial product, customers will be able to enjoy the optimum combination of payload, endurance, mobility and cost, all the while supporting a wide range of business and operation needs through the form of a medium-sized unmanned aerial vehicle system.
Not meant for use on the battlefield, the ScanEagle 3 takes on a commercial approach that delivers extra benefits to Insitu’s customers courtesy of its commercial pricing. Not only that, it has global exportability via a commodity jurisdiction from the U.S. Department of State, where the ScanEagle 3 does not come under the purview of the U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). It is able to deliver up to three payloads simultaneously and is fully compatible with current system components such as INEXA Control and ICOMC2, apart from Insitu’s family of launch and recovery equipment.
The adjustable wing positioning will offer flexibility for the aircraft’s center of gravity, enjoying rapid payload changes in the field, and is multi-mission capable for commercial operations such as infrastructure, oil/gas and mining inspections, disaster response, day/night full-motion video, maritime surface search, escort and perimeter security, communications relay, electronic detection, maritime vessel tracking and wildfire monitoring, among others.