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US approves Iraq ScanEagle contract

10th August 2016 - 11:25 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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The government of Iraq is set to expand its unmanned ISR capabilities following an $8.3 million contract awarded to support the ScanEagle UAS.

In an announcement on 9 August by the US Department of Defense ScanEagle manufacturer Insitu was awarded the contract which will include spare parts, support equipment and services.

A large proportion of the work – around 90 percent - on the Insitu ScanEagle will be performed in Baghdad, Iraq, with the remainder carried out in Bingen, Washington, US. Completion is set for August 2017.

In 2014 the US agreed to supply Iraqi security forces with 10 ScanEagle UAVs.

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