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Australia completes operational evaluation phase of the ScanEagle UAS

20 October 2017

Key Points

  • 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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