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.
BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 28, 2015 – Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The October 25 event marked the beginning of a week-long series of flights with BNSF Railway designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be a powerful force multiplier in the effort to further enhance railway safety and infrastructure inspection.more
BRISBANE, Australia, 28 September, 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 Pacific – Australia’s International Maritime Exposition, 6-8 October in Sydney.more
BRISBANE, Australia, September 22, 2015 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced its continued sponsorship for 2015 and 2016 of the UAV Challenge.
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