The Arctic is frigid, certainly. But extreme cold is only part of the challenge. Due to the region's spatial and secluded placement, challenges include free passage, resource extraction and environmental conservation rights. To this end, countries across Asia, Europe and North America are concerned with these issues and the regional economic, territorial and geopolitical implications.
You likely have remote offices, remote research sites and remote expeditionary teams. And you need unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that will operate precisely where you are, which also happens to be the most extreme environment on the planet.
Insitu systems are used in coordinated disaster response exercises in the Arctic. In 2011, Operation Nanook brought together Canadian Forces, its security partners, and numerous federal, territorial and municipal governments to conduct sovereignty operations and security exercises in Canada’s Northwest Passage. The exercise focused on a major air disaster simulation, during which ScanEagle® provided overwatch to Canadian Forces.
The runway-independent ScanEagle UAS is deployed by Insitu and its Canadian-based partner, ING Engineering, to identify traversable ground routes, watch for polar bear threats and to monitor day-to-day iceberg movements. In the Arctic, commanders in tactical operations centers and troops on the ground received real-time, stable video.
Our UAS are also used to search for ice seals at the southern edge of the Bering Sea. Imagery helps environmental researchers estimate the abundance and distribution of the mammals.
While the Arctic may seem like an impractical area to deploy, our proven shipboard launch and recovery lets you enter extreme environments from a practical location. System modularity allows for rapid technology upgrades and system reconfiguration to improve reliability in harsh conditions.
With hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours under our belt, you can rely on Insitu UAS for decision-making superiority.
BINGEN, Wash., Sept. 1, 2015 – While more than 625,000 acres of wildfires burned throughout the Pacific Northwest, crew members of the Insitu Rapid Response team launched a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft into the hazy skies above the Paradise Fire in Washington’s Olympic National Park. The event marked the beginning of an operational demonstration designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be a powerful force multiplier in the fight against wildfires.more
BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 5, 2015 – Launching its ScanEagle unmanned aircraft from Oliktok Point at the North Slope of Alaska, Insitu conducted flight operations for the U.S. Coast Guard 13-15 July. The successful demonstration was part of the Coast Guard Research and Development Center’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue exercise (SAREX 2015), an event designed to evaluate unmanned technologies in remote area Search and Rescue (SAR) and simulate a collaborative response effort between government and industry entities to an offshore emergency.more
BINGEN, Wash., July 30, 2015 – Under the terms of its latest contract, Insitu will build six RQ-21A Blackjack systems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The $78-million Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (STUAS) Lot IV Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract is the latest event in the program’s progression toward the Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) phase.more
BINGEN, Wash., July 17, 2015 – Over the last week, Insitu hosted 20 high school students from around the Columbia River Gorge at its RoboFlight Academy, an aerial robotics summer program aiming to spark interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).more
IRVINE, Calif. June 19, 2015 - 2d3 Sensing, an agile commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology provider specializing in the improvement, processing, exploitation, and dissemination of motion imagery and metadata, introduces a 3D modeling capability as part of the latest release of its enterprise full motion video (FMV) PED software suite that extracts information from imagery captured by airborne surveillance systems.more
ODENSE, Denmark, May 28, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and its subsidiary Insitu Inc. today successfully conducted the first-ever beyond visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) flights in Denmark under civilian authority. The flights were performed by Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial system during the Nordic UAS Event, at the Hans Christian Andersen Airport (HCA) in Odense.more
BINGEN, Wash., June 11, 2015 – Insitu is proud to be recognized for the third year in a row as a recipient of the Champions of Veterans Enterprise award for using veteran-owned small businesses in Fiscal Year 2014.more
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.more
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.more
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.more