The Asia-Pacific region has a strong need to monitor its many coastal stretches. More than 80 times a year, this area’s great oceans produce tropical cyclones. As the storm approaches, air assets, too valuable to risk, get stowed away for safety. Yet in the storm’s wake, the need for information rises, especially with lives and infrastructure at stake.
You need to situate disaster response efforts close to, but removed from, specific locations. You need to communicate when infrastructure is destroyed. And you need equipment that can withstand austere weather.
Insitu systems will help you identify who needs help the most and will provide data to inform your response plan. By establishing an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) capability with a flexible hub-and-spoke configuration at an offshore base, we help you deliver precision in your coordinated efforts. Unmanned aircraft are launched and retrieved from a hub, and control is passed off to forward operators (“spokes”). You can create ad-hoc communications networks and keep ground troops aware and informed. Our UAS can be launched, controlled and recovered shipboard, from a small offshore patrol vessel to a larger guided missile destroyer. Our heavy fuel engine can push 24+ hours endurance, depending on the configuration. Our UAS have a wide weather envelope to ensure reliable operations, including flying beneath clouds and through precipitation.
Siam weed is considered one of the worst weeds in the world. It has a phenomenal growth rate, and dense infestations can smother tropical fruit crops, young forestry plantations and pastures. It is also a serious environmental weed, invading native woodlands and posing a major fire hazard in the dry season. It is native to South America, but the Asia-Pacific region has it in abundance.
You need the best possible data to eliminate this pest weed before it spreads.
In 2012, Insitu Pacific, on behalf of the Queensland Government for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, engaged the Insitu ScanEagle® UAS to conduct the first Siam weed monitoring trials using unmanned assets. This was an important step in proving the substantial safety and operational benefits that come from employing UAS in commercial applications. Using unmanned aircraft systems in this type of scenario provides a cost-effective alternative and decreases potential risks associated with sending out manned helicopter crews on long-duration, low-altitude surveillance missions where there is little margin for error.
Also in 2012, Insitu Pacific was awarded a contract to provide ScanEagle to the Republic of Singapore Navy on the fastest ships in the RSN’s fleet. The delivery includes systems, training, logistics and ship installation, as well as specialist in-country maintenance support. Other Insitu Pacific customers include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, the Australian Defence Force and Composites Technology Research Malaysia.
Based in Queensland, Australia, Insitu Pacific was founded in 2009 as an affiliate of Insitu Inc. to serve the unique defense, civil and commercial interests of the Asia-Pacific region. Since then, Insitu Pacific builds on Insitu’s culture of agility, precision and endurance to deliver UAS systems and services tailored to this diverse region.
Whether executing on a defense or commercial mission, Insitu Pacific delivers decision-making superiority to the Asia-Pacific region.
BRISBANE, Australia, May 14, 2013 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has delivered a ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan. This delivery means that the ScanEagle UAS is now ready for operational use by the Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF).
BINGEN, Wash., April 9, 2013 - Insitu Inc. announced today the successful first maritime flight of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) RQ-21A. The nearly two-hour flight launched from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) after three months of land-based development testing and operational assessment.more
BINGEN, Wash., April 9, 2013 - Insitu announced today the launch of its partnership with Santos Lab, a leading/innovative developer and manufacturer of hand launched unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The alliance further demonstrates Insitu's commitment to meeting the diversified needs of the Brazilian Armed Forces by forming strategic, long-term relationships with proven Brazilian companies.more
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.more
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 19, 2013-Insitu announced today the successful first flight of Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Block 2, the latest technology release of the system.
The nearly two-hour flight occurred at the company's flight test range in eastern Oregon and was conducted using Insitu's Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station. ICOMC2 enables flight of multiple heterogeneous UAS and enables U.S. and NATO member nations to jointly support military operations through a STANAG 4586 compliant system. The flight completed with the current Mark 4 Launcher and SkyHook recovery systems that supports expeditionary missions and rapid troop movement.
BINGEN, Wash., Feb 14, 2013-Insitu will showcase its combat-proven tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products, services and capabilities at the 2013 International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) Feb. 17-21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.more
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 30, 2012 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has successfully completed integration between its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and the McQ iScout Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) and OmniWatch technologies.more
BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 23, 2012- Insitu Inc., announced today that it has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Sentient, located in Melbourne, Australia, to integrate Kestrel land and maritime automated detection software systems into Insitu's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).more
BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 19, 2012- Insitu Inc., today announced that it donated a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft, which participated in a widely publicized rescue mission in April 2009, to The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The aircraft will be displayed for several weeks in the Museum lobby then withdrawn to be prepared for permanent exhibit in the museum's Great Gallery in 2013.more
Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it successfully conducted the maiden flight of the PicoSAR on the Integrator Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
SELEX Galileo’s PicoSAR is a world leading, compact Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). The Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) and embedded advanced processing deliver high-resolution SAR images from extended ranges, in all weather conditions.more