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Eurosatory 2010: New UAV launcher ready for Afghanistan

16th June 2010 - 12:26 GMT | by Andrew White in Paris

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Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, is ready to ship a newly-developed multiple UAV launcher to coalition forces operating in Afghanistan and Iraq, Unmanned Vehicles has been informed.

Designed to launch Insitu’s fixed-wing ScanEagle UAV as well as the new Integrator – currently in evaluation for the US Navy’s STUAS (Small Tactical Unmanned Air Systems) programme – the Mk 4 catapult launcher will allow higher all-up weights to be launched in the ‘hot and high’ conditions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the company said.

Speaking at the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris on 15 June, an Insitu spokesman told UV that the company

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