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ScanEagle conducts first operational mission in Dutch service

10th August 2012 - 16:49 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda

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A Dutch ScanEagle tactical UAV conducted its first operational mission over the Gulf of Aden on 8 August as part of the counter-piracy operation Ocean Shield.

The air vehicle was launched from the Royal Netherlands Navy LPD, HrMs Rotterdam, which assumed duties as the flagship for the NATO-led operation on 4 August.

ScanEagle is currently deployed on board Rotterdam in its ‘interim-interim’ guise. A single system is operated by an army detachment of 19 personnel from 107 Aerial Systems Battery (ASB) of the Dutch Joint Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition & Reconnaissance Command (JISTARC). The system has been provided by Insitu

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A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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