ScanEagle – Mini-UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

The Boeing / Insitu ScanEagle UAV on its launcher in preparation for an autonomous take off from a UK warship. During the trial, ScanEagle conducted surveillance, force protection, maritime interdiction and naval gunfire support.



  • 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