Insitu’s new ScanEagle3 is a commercially focused and fully exportable version of its successful ScanEagle series of drones. Insitu officially revealed for the first time the latest addition to its family of unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) at Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado earlier this month.
The unmanned aircraft will use the same launch and recovery system and is compatible with existing ScanEagle payloads. It offers a larger payload capacity, however, and can carry up to three of those payloads simultaneously.
The Boeing subsidiary drew on over one million flight hours of fight experience to design the drone with an eye toward type certification for integration into the national airspace. It could be used for inspection applications as well as searching broad areas, full-motion video, vessel tracking, communications relay, electronic detection, escort and perimeter security, disaster response and wildfire monitoring.