Integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) safely into manned airspace is a popular topic. Potential uses for Insitu systems in this market include border patrol, domain awareness, intelligence gathering, public agency research and law enforcement.
Each European country faces a unique challenge in the integration of UAS into domestic airspace: International borders, including coastal stretches, are everywhere, and the majority of airspace is not large.
For a fraction of the cost and a fraction of the footprint, our UAS provide full-motion video that is superior to many of today’s larger Group 4 systems that are commonly used for border patrol. Our mid-wave infrared imager-configured ScanEagle®, also known as NightEagle®, was first fielded in 2009. It delivers daylight-quality video from an infrared imager, and provides exceptional situational awareness at night, at dusk, at dawn and in moisture-laden daylight environments that blind other sensors.
For maritime missions, we have the most shipboard experience in our class. Our UAS have been deployed shipboard since 2005. 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. This enables concurrent operations with the ship’s manned assets. Aircraft are recovered safely — without the dangerous task of overflying or flying toward the ship — using the patented SkyHook® recovery system.
Insitu has been a pioneer in the UAS industry since 2002. We are fortunate to have broad experience working with government agencies such as the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Federal Aviation Administration (including the Small Unmanned Aircraft System Aviation Rulemaking Committee in the United States) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority in Australia to safely incorporate our systems into domestic airspace. This body of knowledge presents opportunities for countries within Europe looking to integrate unmanned systems into domestic airspace.
Since 2012 our ScanEagle UAS provide ISR for the Netherlands Ministry of Defense (MOD). The Netherlands uses ScanEagle with the MOD both domestically and abroad.
We are honored to help grow and shape the emerging UAS market. We recognized where civil aviation associations like the European Union’s Joint Authorities for Rulemaking Unmanned Systemswere headed, and we made sure we were on track to support. And because our UAS are modular, aircraft fielded in 2008 are just as advanced as aircraft coming off the production line today. That means we deliver a system today that can work with your emerging regulations tomorrow.
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
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.more
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.more
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.more