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Since 2008 piracy has become an increased security challenge off of the horn of Africa. Throughout the vast international waters of the Gulf of Aden and the greater Indian Ocean, marine trade transportation, and more importantly, lives are at risk. This was punctuated with the 2009 Somali-piracy incident aboard MV Maersk Alabama. It was the first American-flagged cargo vessel to be hijacked in recent history.

You want to be assured of safe passage through dangerous seas. If you could see over the horizon, you would have advance notice of lurking dangers. Whether an incident occurs over moments or hours, Insitu unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) give you the valuable, timely insight that comes from sufficient warning to ensure decision-making superiority.

Our platforms have supported many anti-piracy missions around the globe. At the time of the 2009 Somali-piracy incident, the ScanEagle® UAS was deployed aboard the nearby navy vessel USS Bainbridge. ScanEagle provided real-time situational awareness during the three-day incident, which ended in the death of three Somali pirates and the safe release of Maersk Alabama Captain Richard Phillips.

In 2012 ScanEagle deployed on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown in the Gulf of Aden. Within the first few days of operation with Combined Task Force 150, the ship, with ScanEagle’s assistance, covertly located a suspicious smaller vessel. The end result was the successful interception of a large illicit narcotics shipment.

Our UAS have been deployed shipboard since 2005, serving navies from around the world, including those from the U.S., Canada, Singapore, Australia and the Netherlands. Whether installed on an offshore patrol vessel, frigate or DDG, launch and recovery systems allow rapid response to changing missions, and are compact enough to be stowed when not in use, so decks remain clear. Our aircraft are recovered safely — without the dangerous task of overflying or flying toward the ship — using the patented SkyHook® recovery system.

Time and time again, agility, precision and endurance align to support anti-piracy missions in Africa.

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Apr 09, 2015

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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Mar 18, 2014

Insitu Pacific announces attendance at APPEA 2014

BRISBANE, Australia, March 18, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., will be displaying its capabilities at the upcoming Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition, April 6-9, in Perth.

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Mar 05, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft: Countdown to Mission Possible

Queensland Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) researchers have made what’s believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small Unmanned Aircraft (UA), developing an onboard system that has enabled a UA to detect another aircraft using vision while in flight.

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