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ScanEagle Imagers

Turret options

In the baseline configuration ScanEagle’s nose bay houses the Alticam Vision™ imaging system, a stabilized turret that eliminates in-flight vibrations and automatically tracks targets of interest. The turret incorporates the aircraft’s sensor package, which can be customized to include:

Electro-optic imager: For high-resolution daytime imagery.

›1.1°–25° field of view
›36x continuous zoom

EO900 turret: Picture-in-picture daytime imagery from two imagers, allowing operators to focus on and maintain positive identity for objects of interest.

›.3°–48.7° field of view
›170x continuous zoom from one high-resolution imager

MWIR camera: Quality thermal imaging for nighttime and low-visibility operations.

›2°–25° field of view
›12.5x continuous zoom

Dual Imager turret: Includes an EO and MWIR camera and laser pointer for easy transition from daytime to nighttime missions.

›2°–25° field of view
›12.5x continuous zoom     


›1.1°–25° field of view
›36x continuous zoom

Featured turrets: 

Dual Imager

The Dual Imager puts ScanEagle's two most popular imagers on a single turret - the EO camera and the MWIR. Currently in limited field evaluations.

  • Electro-optical and MWIR imaging
  • Picture in picture display
  • EO/MWIR overlay for improved image interpretation
  • Laser pointer (optional)
  • Gyro-stabilized with coordinate hold mode
  • Built-in vision system handles video processing
  • Articulated nose enclosure        
  • Fly both EO and MWIR imagers at the same time on ScanEagle
  • Day and night missions in a single ScanEagle sortie


EO900 combines the precision of an EO imager with the power of a high-definition telescope to deliver simultaneous views of a surveillance area. Each imager is independently controlled, allowing operators to zoom in on a target of interest such as a radio or weapon, while viewing the broader situation, such as a house, stretch of land, or large maritime vessel. The result is better situational awareness, better ISR and better mission outcomes.

Key features:

› High-zoom electro-optic (EO) daytime imaging
› Picture-in-picture view that delivers simultaneous views of an object of interest and the
  broader situation for superior situational awareness
› Independent object tracking in both views
› Embedded Alticam Vision™ imaging system that eliminates in-flight vibrations
› Backed by combat-proven ScanEagle, a platform with more than 700,000 operational hours


› Tilt: 80° forward; 45° back
› Roll: Endless 360°
› Slew rate: 45°/sec


› Wavelength: 400–900 nm
› Pixels: 640 x 480

EO Camera

› 36 x continuous zoom
› 1.1°-25° horizontal field of view      


› 170x continuous zoom
› 0.3°-48.7° horizontal field of view



EO900 Product Card Dual Imager Product Card ScanEagle Options and Capabilities

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.



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


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