In the spring of the year 2002 UAV company "Boeing" under the designation of Scan Eagle made its first successful flight. The tests were conducted at the site in Oregon. The developers claim that this machine should be available in the price plan unit that can perform a lot of tasks. First of all, it should be noted that the machine has a large range and is designed for a variety of industries.
The machine was manufactured by request of corporations Insitu. Taking off machine is using a catapult, and then the unit should be a preprogrammed route, with a maximum altitude of 500 meters. With regard to the geometric proportions of the machine, they are small and constitute a meter long and three meters wingspan. Yet UAVs can accelerate to the speed of 120 kilometers per hour.
At the heart of the development it was necessary for the creation of carrier-based Scout. Even in 1998, the company Insitu supported by the University of Washington was able to demonstrate the advantages of such a machine, which has carried out the flight across the Atlantic. To overcome 2 thousand miles machine took only 5,5 liters of fuel.
When tested Scan Eagle UAV was shown some of its advantages. When 45-minute flight, which took place on the set control points, observation can be made with the help of GPS. Also during the flight, you can manually change the flight path. Planting was carried out using the new technology Sky Hook, which is to toe the device for a cable hanging from the masts installed in 30 meters.
Scan Eagle kit consists of a pneumatic-type launcher, ground control points and landing system. All this has a small size and high quality can be used on different decks of ships. As a result, the company 2008 "Boeing" announced the end of the test 20-pound UAV Scan Eagle.
When 1,5-hour test unit was able to produce a radar reconnaissance on the established learning objectives, which consist of various transport and facilities. There is also the possibility of transferring data from the device which displays images on a control point.
Side radar intelligence enables tactical reconnaissance, monitoring of buildings and general monitoring of the territory. This quality information is processed and transmitted to the command post, regardless of weather conditions. In addition, in low visibility device practically invisible to the enemy. The range of application of radar 3,3 kilometers. Radar for its operation only requires to 25 watts.
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|Power, hp||X 1 1.90|
|Maximum speed km / h||148|
|Cruising speed, km / h||90|
|Flight duration, h||more 24|
|Practical ceiling, m||5944|
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