ScanEagle® aboard the HMCS Toronto.

ScanEagle® System:

The UAS that defined a

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ScanEagle System

Performance, meet practicality

Agile, virtually undetectable and on station until the job is done, hardworking ScanEagle delivers persistent imagery on land or at sea at a fraction of the cost of other surveillance methods. The aircraft’s superior live video feeds keep you one step ahead of the situation, whether your mission is agricultural assessment or force protection. And because no nets or runway are required, you can keep your footprint small, even when the stakes are big.


Length (EO dome): 5.1 ft / 1.55 m
Length (EO900/MWIR dome): 5.6 ft / 1.71 m
Wingspan: 10.2 ft / 3.11 m


Empty structure weight: 30.9-39.68 lb / 14-18 kg
Max takeoff weight: 48.5 lb / 22 kg
Max payload weight: 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg


Endurance: 24+ hours
Ceiling: 19,500 ft / 5,944 m
Service ceiling: 15,000 ft / 4,572 m
Max horizontal speed: 80 knots / 41.2 m/s
Cruise speed: 50-60 knots / 25.7-30.9 m/s
Engine: heavy fuel (JP-5 or JP-8) or
gasoline engine

Payload integration

Onboard power: 60 W for payload

Sensor and data options

› Turret: EO, EO900 (two EO imagers), MWIR,
  Dual imager (EO and MWIR)
› Video datalink: Analog, digital encrypted
› C2 datalink: Encrypted, unencrypted

* Performance varies with mission, payload, environmental conditions
and other factors. Contact Insitu for more information.


ScanEagle Product Card ScanEagle Options and Capabilities

Small Specialized Teams

The Insitu ScanEagle® UAV platform: Agile. Powerful. Capable of sustained expeditionary operations almost anywhere. Coupled with our deployed services, you can increase your multi-INT coverage without adding force structure.


ScanEagle 2

The ScanEagle platform redefined capability for small, long-endurance UAS systems. Now, we’re introducing ScanEagle 2 — a dynamic evolution to an even more capable, more reliable and more affordable system.


ScanEagle Imagers

Today the field-configurable NightEagle variant of ScanEagle carries a mid-wave infrared imager for daylight-quality infrared imagery, and a dual bay option lets customers carry both EO and LWIR imagers at once.


ScanEagle Capabilities

Insitu UAS are rapidly reconfigured in the field. So an aircraft that’s been flying in-theater for more than four years is just as advanced as the model we manufacture today.


Launch & Recovery

Insitu's patented system means no runways needed. Launch and recover from virtually any unimproved location.



Insitu offers a host of small-footprint, cost-effective options for command and control of large networks of UAS.


Integrator System

Designed and purpose-built to enable a wide array of payload options, the Integrator unmanned aircraft takes versatility in the agile ISR category to an unparalleled level.


Latest News

Jul 11, 2012

Insitu Pacific Announces Contract for ScanEagle UAS with MHI of Japan

Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has signed a contract to deliver ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) for comprehensive operational evaluation by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The UAS will be operated by the JGSDF to assist in disaster recovery and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.


Jul 12, 2012

Insitu Pacific to provide ScanEagle services to Royal Australian Navy

Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today it has extended and expanded its existing Australian Defence Force contract with the Australian Army to include the provision of ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services for trials with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). ScanEagle will be installed on a number of RAN vessels commencing with a first-of-class flight trial on a Frigate in September 2012.


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