- The Royal Australian Navy has completed operational evaluation of the ScanEagle UAS
- Milestone paves the way for greater adoption of MUM-T operations across the service
After executing a number of successful missions from an Adelaide (Oliver Hazard Perry)-class guided-missile frigate in the Middle East, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has completed operational evaluation (OPEVAL) of the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).
The OPEVAL was completed onboard HMAS Newcastle , which is currently deployed as part of Operation ‘Manitou’ – Australia’s contribution to an international effort promoting maritime security in the Middle East.
Newcastle has been equipped with four ScanEagle vehicles for the evaluations.
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