πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ USA to Support πŸ‡§πŸ‡© Bangladesh For Developing An Unmanned Aircraft System

The United state Department of Defense will be Supporting Bangladesh for developing an Unmanned Aircraft system (UAS) capability for deployment to UN peacekeeping operations .

Statement from the US State department said: β€œOur pledge includes the provision of at least $13 million in support of Bangladesh’s commitment to develop an unmanned aerial system (UAS) capability for deployment to a UN peacekeeping operation.”

Currently USA operate the greatest number of UAV Fleet in the world . The Most used MQ-1A/B Predator and MQ-1C Gray Eagle both Unite cost more than 20 Million USD . As per the 13 Million Donation to Bangladesh , The US Army ScanEagle can be a viable candidates for long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle .

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Scan Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Its cost US$3.2 million for 4 drones and ground system . ScanEagle carries a stabilized electro-optical and/or infrared camera on a lightweight inertial stabilized turret system, and an integrated communications system having a range of over 62 miles (100 km); it has a flight endurance of over 20 hours. ScanEagle has a 10.2-foot (3.1 m) wingspan a length of 4.5 feet (1.4 m) and a mass of 44 pounds (20 kg) and can operate up to 80 knots (92 mph; 150 km/h)

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United State Department said in a 29 March statement, adding that the US Department of Defense will be β€œfurther providing training, technology, and subject matter expertise on a variety of topics, including advising the UN & Bangladesh on how to incorporate and more effectively employ UAS capabilities into their missions

Surveillance Drone System for Bangladesh

Previously in 2017 Bangladesh released a request-for-proposals (RFP) for an unmanned aerial system (UAS) for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations . The UAV to have a minimum cruise speed of at least 140 km/h and a loiter speed capped at 140 km/h (or lower). The UAV must have a maximum speed of 200 km/h or more and a flight ceiling of approximately 20,000 ft .

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US supporting Bangladeshi development of UAS for UN deployment | Jane’s 360

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