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Singapore Airshow: Reduced launch footprint lined up for ScanEagle

23rd February 2016 - 09:00 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore

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Future developments to the ScanEagle UAS could see a reduced footprint for launch operations in order to make the system more deployable.

Insitu officials present in Singapore said that ‘internal discussions’ were taking place about how this might be achieved, although no further details were provided. At present the UAS is caught mid-flight using a SkyHook mechanism, which can be embarked on naval vessels.

Future commercial opportunities for the platform were also being explored, according to Dale McDowall director, commercial programmes for Insitu Pacific.

In October last year the company conducted an inspection with BNSF Railway in the US, providing

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