Protonex subsidiary provides prototype fuel-cell power modules for Insitu’s ScanEagle.

Insitu's ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle. Photo: Insitu

Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle.
Photo: Insitu

VANCOUVER — Ballard Power Systems’ Protonex subsidiary has delivered prototype proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell propulsion modules to a Boeing subsidiary for use in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The ScanEagle UAV made by Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., based in Bingen, Wash., has logged more than 800,000 flight hours in military and civilian applications.

“Fuel cell-powered systems offer compelling value for unmanned aerial vehicles due to improved reliability over small internal combustion engines, as well as very low heat and noise signatures. We believe that fuel cell systems have an extraordinary opportunity to play a key role in the propulsion of many unmanned systems,” said Paul Osenar, president of fuel-cell power producer Protonex in Southborough, Mass.

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