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Sep 23, 2014

Researchers Are Saving Sea Cows, Rhinos, And Other Animals With Drones

Neil Smith, Insitu Pacific Ltd. Marine researcher Amanda Hodgson holding an aerial drone. Studying ocean animals can be a tough gig. By simply observing them you change their environment. You can try to get as close as possible by boat, but you run the risk of stressing the animals out or scaring them off. Alternatively, you can get in a plane and observe them from the air — but flying can be risky, and you can't get very close to the animals because of the noise.

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Sep 18, 2014

Orbital delivers First Engine to Insitu subsidiary of Boeing

PERTH, Australia, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbital Corporation Limited (Orbital) has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system to Insitu Inc., a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for in-house testing and development.

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Jul 25, 2014

Boeing drones to monitor Wash. wildfires

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Aviation Administration has given Washington state authorization to use an unmanned drone to monitor wildfires that pose an urgent threat.

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Jul 11, 2014

Farnborough: Insitu to extend family with larger platform

Insitu has revealed plans to develop its largest-ever UAV in order to answer evolving requirements of military forces operating in Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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Jul 02, 2014

Royal Navy launches UAV from active-duty ship

The Royal Navy has launched its first UAV from a ship on active operations. An Insitu ScanEagle was catapult-launched from the deck of the frigate HMS Somerset in the Arabian Gulf, according to UPI.

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Jun 09, 2014

Blackjack UAS deploys to Afghanistan

A new unmanned air system (UAS) – the Boeing/Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack –has deployed to Afghanistan with the US Marine Corps, the navy confirms. The RQ-21A system deployed with five vehicles nearly four years after Boeing/Insitu won the small tactical unmanned air systems (STUAS) contract in August 2010 and more than two years after the Marines tool delivery of the first two systems.

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