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Unmanned Systems Asia 2019: ScanEagle joins the coalface

25th March 2019 - 09:33 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Brisbane


Insitu has begun working with Australia’s Shell Queensland Gas Corporation (SQGC) to provide automated surveillance and trouble-spotting of wellheads under a contract signed in early 2019.

According to Andrew Duggan, Insitu’s commercial VP and general manager, the commercial effort builds on expertise the company has developed since providing ScanEagle UAVs to defence forces in Iraq since 2004.

‘There are other companies providing similar military services now, but we are moving this into the commercial space. If you are a mining or gas and oil company, you do not want to own the aircraft, you just want the data and how …

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