Middle East

The desert heat and mountainous areas are brutal. When operating in this region’s harsh climate, you need a system that can withstand the challenging conditions. And you need a system that will deliver the highest-quality ISR for decision-making superiority.

Insitu systems have proved reliable in the Middle East since 2004. In fact we achieved the bulk of our hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours in the desert and mountainous regions of the Middle East, serving our global customers such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Australian Defence Force and Canadian Forces, among others. These missions include battle damage assessment, threat detection, convoy and base protection, and communications relay. Our experienced, deployed employees maintain and operate our unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with 99 percent mission readiness in multiple countries within the Middle East.

Over the years, the mission set has expanded in this dynamic region. Whether it’s oil platforms, pipelines or other high-value infrastructure, the Middle East is rich in assets that need protection.

You need a practical, persistent solution for minimizing risk and assuring the safety of your assets. You need a partner you can rely on.

Our systems are agile enough to adapt to your changing requirements — our years of experience in this environment have established this. For instance, by monitoring assets like the Gulf Oil Platform, our UAS helped minimize the impact of tumultuous times. Our ScanEagle UAS has helped identify and locate those involved in coordinated oil siphoning.

You know what you want to fly, so you should have a platform that’s agile enough to fly it. With our Integrator™ UAS, instead of days per payload, it is payloads per day. Integrator embodies the Insitu commitment to being payload agnostic.

Built on ScanEagle® design principles proven in-theater, Integrator is an agile platform that incorporates payloads rapidly. Our multifunction ball turret lets you choose and change sensors during the mission. Our next-generation launcher provides the high power needed to launch all Insitu aircraft in high-altitude, low-air-density environments common in the mountainous regions of the Middle East.

To facilitate world-class systems and support for current and future customers in the Middle East, Insitu partnered with Abu Dhabi Autonomous Systems Investments Company (ADASI) of the United Arab Emirates in late 2011. The collaboration with ADASI allows for support and sustainment of Insitu ISR UAS products and services.

Regardless of your mission and system configuration requirements, Insitu adapts to reliably deliver innovative ISR to the Middle East.

Latest News

Jul 30, 2015

Insitu Awarded LRIP Lot IV RQ-21A Blackjack Systems Contract by Naval Air Systems Command

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.


Jul 20, 2015

Insitu holds Fourth Annual RoboFlight Academy for 20 high school students

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).


Jun 19, 2015

3D Modeling Capability Offers New Perspectives and Deeper Insight

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.


Jun 12, 2015

Boeing Successfully Conducts BVLOS Flights in Denmark

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.


Jun 12, 2015

Insitu recognized for utilizing veteran-owned small businesses for third consecutive year

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.


May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Singapore’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

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.


May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Japan’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

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.


Apr 09, 2015

Boeing Acquires 2d3 Sensing to Enhance Imaging and Intelligence Services

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.


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.   


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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