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RN ScanEagle set to deploy

16th January 2014 - 11:20 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in RAF Waddington

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The Royal Navy ScanEagle UAV will go operational this week, as it heads out to theatres in the Gulf onboard two vessels, a naval official has confirmed. 

The news follows the award of a £30 million UOR contract to Insitu in June 2013, to provide two task lines consisting of 300 hours per month each, under a contractor owned, contractor operated agreement. 

‘The systems will both be owned and operated by the contractor Boeing Insitu, but tasked - and in terms of the information that comes back to the ship, exploited - by the navy,’ Cdr Bow Wheaton of the

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