SANAA, Jun. 20 (YPA) – Military media of the Yemeni army released on Sunday scenes downing the American spy plane, Scan Eagle, which the Air Defense Forces managed to shoot down in Serwah district of Marib.
The video showed the Air Defense Forces of the army managed to shoot down Scan Eagle with Surface-to-air missile.
General Characteristics for Scan Eagle:
Primary Function: Reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition
Contractor: Boeing, Inc. and Insitu Group
Power Plant: 3W 2-stroke piston engine; 1.5 horsepower
Wingspan: 10.2 feet (3.1 meters
Length: 3.9 feet (1.19 meters)
Weight: 39.7 lbs (18 kilograms)
Speed: 55-80 mph
Endurance: 20 + hours
Operating Altitude: 16,000 feet air ground level (4,876 meters)
System Cost: approximately $3.2 million (2006 dollars)
Payload: High resolution, day/night camera and thermal imager
Inventory: Active force, 1 system