Lebanon Receives Six ScanEagle Drones from the US

The Lebanese army has received six ScanEagle drones from the United States, the Lebanese Armed Forces and the US Embassy in Beirut said.

The Boeing Insitu ScanEagle is a small, portable low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle with a flight endurance of over 20 hours used for battlefield intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance.

The ScanEagle UAVs, valued at more than $11 million, are part of a $120 million package of US military aid for Lebanon announced in December 2017. That package also included six new MD 530G light attack helicopters and associated equipment and training.


[Sources: The Defense Post, Air Recognition]

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