Insitu Awarded Special Forces Contract for Unmanned Aircraft SystemsTweet
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 22, 2012-Insitu Inc. announced today that the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded the company a Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) Intelligence Gathering, Target Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services contract for 26 months through Feb. 28, 2015.
“Insitu is honored to continue providing ISR services to the warfighter,” said Insitu Vice President of ScanEagle Programs Curt Chesnutt. “For the past three and a half years we have provided SOCOM agile and responsive and uninterrupted services with our ScanEagle system and we look forward to continuing our valued relationship.”
Under the contract, Insitu will introduce several technologies that will significantly increase the capability of the warfighter.
Insitu's ScanEagle is a runway-independent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with a small-operational footprint that allows Special Operations forces to capture superior image quality.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 679,000 combat flight hours and 75,000 sorties. For more information, visit www.insitu.com.