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ScanEagle – Mini-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

ScanEagle approaching a ship for its first autonomous landing. The UAV was recovered using Insitu’s Skyhook system, in which ScanEagle catches a rope hanging from a 50ft-high pole.



  • ScanEagle UAV making its first autonomous flight
  • ScanEagle UAV launched from USS Cleveland
  • Boeing / Insitu ScanEagle UAV on its launcher
  • ScanEagle mini-UAV in flight for the US Marine Corps
  • ScanEagle UAV sits on its launcher prior to a mission in Iraq
  • ScanEagle mini-UAV shortly after leaving its pneumatic wedge catapult launcher
  • ScanEagle UAV approaching boat mounted Insitu's Skyhook system for landing
  • Demonstration of the ScanEagle's expandable avionics system prior to a demonstration flight
  • ScanEagle Mini-UAV after being recovered using the Skyhook system

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