The Philippine Navy Naval Air Wing (NAW) performed a easy send-off ceremony of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at Headquarters Naval Air Wing, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Level, Cavite Metropolis. Mentioned ceremony was spearheaded by CAPT JUARIO C MARAYAG PN(GSC), the Performing Commander, Naval Air Wing. This send-off ceremony marks the primary deployment for the Maritime Unmanned Aerial Reconnaissance Squadron 71 (MUARS71), NAW after finishing their one (1) 12 months in-country coaching.

The “Alpha Flight” of MUARS-71 consists of 5 (5) officers and 9 (9) upkeep crew. That is their first deployment for the sort of air asset for the Philippine Navy to conduct completely different missions like patrols and surveillance to safe the sovereignty of nation. The ScanEagle UAS was acquired by the Philippine Navy from america and it was formally accepted on 25 November 2020 at Magluyan Corridor, Naval Base Heracleo Alano, Sangley Level, Cavite Metropolis.


Boeing Insitu ScanEagle Unmanned Plane System at Headquarters Naval Air Wing, Philippines. (Photograph by Philippine Navy)

The Boeing Insitu ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial car (UAV) constructed by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, and is used for reconnaissance. ScanEagle carries a stabilized electro-optical and/or infrared digital camera on a light-weight inertial stabilized turret system, and an built-in communications system having a variety of over 62 miles (100 km); it has a flight endurance of over 20 hours. ScanEagle has a ten.2-foot (3.1 m) wingspan a size of 4.5 toes (1.4 m) and a mass of 44 kilos (20 kg) and may function as much as 80 knots (92 mph; 150 km/h).

ScanEagle wants no airfield for deployment. As a substitute, it’s launched utilizing a pneumatic launcher, patented by Insitu, generally known as the “SuperWedge” launcher. It’s recovered utilizing the “Skyhook” retrieval system, which makes use of a hook on the tip of the wingtip to catch a rope hanging from a 30-to-50-foot (9.1 to fifteen.2 m) pole. That is made attainable by high-quality differential GPS items mounted on the highest of the pole and UAV. The rope is hooked up to a shock wire to scale back stress on the airframe imposed by the abrupt cease.