19 April 2012

Insitu Signs Malaysian ScanEagle Deal

19 April 2012

ScanEagle UAV (photo : Shephard)

Insitu Pacific has announced that it has signed a contract with Unmanned Systems Technology (UST) for one ScanEagle system for leasing in Malaysia.

UST is a subsidiary of Composites Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM), and the contract was signed during DSA 2012 in Kuala Lumpur on 18 April.

The contract is part of an extension of the Malaysian Armed Forces' UAV leasing contract that sees the ScanEagle beinbg added to an existing leasing arrangement that currently operates the CTRM Aludra UAV.

'CTRM is a highly professional company that is leading the way in the aerospace market in the Asia Pacific,' Richard Hutchinson, Boeing International’s VP for South East Asia said at the signing.

'Boeing, through our subsidiary Insitu Pacific, is proud to be a partner with CTRM for this programme and we look forward to further increasing our collaboration with CTRM in the Malaysian marketplace in the near future.'

'We value our relationship with CTRM and we are pleased to provide our proven ScanEagle UAS to support CTRM in meeting emerging operational requirements,' Andrew Duggan, MD of Insitu Pacific added. 'CTRM are absolutely committed to providing highly advanced UAS solutions for their customers in Malaysia and we are committed to supporting them in achieving that.'

The contract is for one system, but Duggan could not disclose how many platforms were included in this.

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