Canada contracts for small UAVs

BINGEN, Wash., April 23 (UPI) -- The Canadian Department of National Defense has contracted Insitu to deliver its small unmanned aerial vehicle technologies.

U.S. company Insitu was contracted to provide its ScanEagle small UAV technology for use by the Canadian armed forces in Afghanistan. Under the $30 million contract, Insitu will deliver its ScanEagles as part of an effort by the Canadian Department of National Defense to strengthen intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.


Insitu said that as part of the deal, its technicians will provide training for Canadian forces along with maintenance and other engineering support services.

"We are proud to continue our excellent working relationship with the Canadian forces and to help further develop their expertise in unmanned aircraft systems," Greg Davis, Insitu small UAV program manager, said in a statement.

"The collaborative plan we've put together includes several evolutionary steps in technology that will mitigate government expense for improved system capability."

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