SpearUAV’s Viper family of loitering munitions has been developed to provide effects across multiple domains.
Insitu to support fire suppression ops
Insitu has received a contract from the US Department of Interior (DOI) to provide fire suppression services across the continental US and Alaska using its ScanEagle UAS, the company announced on 20 June.
The contract will see company provide support for unmanned aerial operations including fire suppression, SAR, emergency management and other operations on a 'call when needed' basis.
Insitu’s ScanEagle, equipped with infrared and electro-optical cameras, sensors and a customised TK-5 Firewatch smart tactical mapping payload, provides near real-time fire line maps and wide-area, high-resolution imagery intelligence to assist with fire suppression planning.
The UAS is able to fly the gaps, operating in dense smoke and darkness, when it is difficult for manned aircraft to fly due to hazardous flying conditions for pilots.
More from Uncrewed Vehicles
The UK has outlined a strategy on how it will spend billions of dollars on uncrewed systems over the next decade as it transitions to a more mixed force of crewed and uncrewed platforms.
The Spike FireFly saw operational use in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 2023 which has led to increased interest in the loitering munition.
The funding towards the MQ-28A Ghost Bat will facilitate the delivery of three Block 2 aircraft with enhanced design and improved capabilities.
The Swedish Home Guard has received Anafi UAVs from Parrot to enhance surveillance and defence capabilities in various conditions.
World Defense Show 2024: Teledyne FLIR develops large CUAS to be sent for service in Ukraine and Middle East
Teledyne FLIR has released information on its new large CUAS system and has also displayed its ThermoSight HISS-HD at World Defense Show 2024.