Quality Policy, Certifications & Patents

Quality policy

Insitu earns customer loyalty and satisfaction by providing timely, innovative, defect-free products and outstanding services driven by a culture of systematic, continuous improvement and use of metrics.


Insitu received its first Certificate of Registration to AS9100 in September 2007. Our current AS9100 Aerospace Certificate of Conformance was issued from UL  DQS Inc. on September 10, 2013. The scope of our registration is for design, development, production and delivery of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), field support, repairs and operator training.

Our quality management system is compliant with AS9100 REV C and ISO 9001:2008 requirements. Our certificate is registered in the OASIS database, registration number 10012343 and certificate issue date September 10, 2013.


The DHS SAFETY Act Certification and Designation means that we are a certified and designated Anti-Terrorism Technology. This assures the government and our customers less potential liability in the event of a catastrophic event (an act of terrorism). It also, in theory, gives the government a quicker way to deploy or procure since we have this certification/designation.



Thirty-two patents have been issued, and there are 39 applications and 21 provisional applications.

Key technologies:

  • Class 1 (major): SkyHook® Recovery; Stabilized Imagery; Heavy Fuel Engine; IMUSE Operator Interface
  • Class 2 (minor): Autonomy; Airframe; Long-Endurance Gas Engine; Modularity; Onboard Vision System; Low Magnetic Noise; Mode C Transponder

Sample list of issued patents:

  • SkyHook Recovery System: Patents held in U.S., Australia, Canada, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, U.K., France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Portugal. Patented in 2001.
  • Light-Weight Antenna Structures: Patented in 2005.
  • Pneumatic Launcher: Patented in 2006.
  • Gyro-Stabilized Turret & Tracking: Patented in 2006.
  • Storage Container/Work Platform: Patented in 2006.
  • Satellite-Based Relative Positions: Patented in 2006.
  • Structural Strengthening Methods: Patented in 2006.
  • Catapult Cradle: Most recently patented in 2007.
  • Airborne Engine Auto-Start: Patented in 2007.
  • Servo/Actuator Mounting: Patented in 2007.
  • Diversity And Error Control Codes: Patented in 2007.

Latest News

May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Singapore’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

BRISBANE, Australia, May 15, 2015 – Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it will demonstrate the Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station at IMDEX – Singapore’s flagship maritime defence event, May 19-21 in Singapore.


May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Japan’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2015 – Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it will demonstrate the Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station at MAST – Japan’s maritime systems and technologies event, May 13-15 in Yokohama.


Apr 09, 2015

Boeing Acquires 2d3 Sensing to Enhance Imaging and Intelligence Services

ST. LOUIS, Apr. 9, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc [LON: OMG] specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms.


Feb 25, 2015

Insitu Demonstrates Integrator Platform Capability at IDEX in Abu Dhabi

BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 – Insitu announced today the successful demonstration of its Integrator unmanned aircraft system during the live flight event at IDEX in Abu Dhabi. The two-day live fly took place on 24 and 25 February at the Al Tareef Airstrip, and was held in conjunction with the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX). Integrator performed two flights, showcasing key features and capabilities including ease of transport and set up, small footprint launch and recovery systems and its open-architecture ground control application, ICOMC2.   


Feb 18, 2015

Insitu to Showcase Technologies, Demonstrate its Integrator Platform at IDEX

BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 18, 2014 – Insitu announced today that it will showcase its combat-proven unmanned systems and present the capabilities of its Integrator platform in a live flight demonstration at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22-26 February, 2015. 


Dec 22, 2014

Andy von Flotow, Insitu Honored as Gorge Tech Leader, Organization of the Year

The Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) held its second annual awards program on December 16, 2014, recognizing Andy von Flotow of Hood Technology as the 2014 GTA Technology Leader of the Year and Insitu as the 2014 GTA Technology Organization of the Year.


Oct 29, 2014

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation of the ScanEagle Platform

BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 29, 2014 – From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform.


Aug 06, 2014

Boeing Names Ryan Hartman Insitu President and Chief Executive Officer

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 6, 2014 –Boeing [NYSE: BA] and subsidiary Insitu Inc. today named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately. Hartman most recently served as senior vice president, Insitu Programs. He succeeds CEO Steve Morrow, who is retiring.


Jul 22, 2014

Insitu Demonstrates Long Endurance Capabilities of the Integrator Unmanned Aircraft

BINGEN, Wash., July 22, 2014 – Insitu announced today the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft.


May 13, 2014

Insitu Pacific Demonstrates Fire Management Assistance with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).


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