US to supply Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam with ScanEagle UAVs

ScanEagle 2 UAVs of the Philippine Air Force.


The US Navy Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Insitu Inc. with a contract to supply 34 ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles to 4 Southeast Asian countries as part of its commitment under the Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative.

The deal will be undertaken through the US Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

Of the 34 UAVs, Malaysia will receive 12 units worth US$19.329 million, Indonesia with 8 units worth US$9.197 million, the Philippines with 8 units worth US$9.633 million, and Vietnam with 6 units worth US$9.770 million.

Based on previous deliveries to Malaysia and the Philippines, Insitu is expected to supply the latest ScanEagle 2 UAV.


The entire program is expected to be completed by March 2022, although deliveries are expected to proceed earlier.

Malaysia, and the Philippines are current operators of ScanEagle, while Indonesia and Vietnam would be first time users.

Indonesia and the Philippines also have a pending delivery of ScanEagles that were ordered prior to this new contract. 

Indonesia will be receiving 6 units under a US$9.9 million contract awarded last April 2019, while the Philippines has a pending delivery of 6 more units ordered in 2017. An earlier order made in 2016 was received by the Philippine Air Force in March 2018.



[1] US Department of Defense
[2] The Defense Post
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