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

Oct 28, 2015

Insitu Unmanned Aircraft Conducts Railway Monitoring, Historic First Flight with BNSF Railway

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.


Oct 01, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Australia’s Pacific International Maritime Exposition 2015

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.


Sep 22, 2015

Insitu Pacific and Boeing sign on to support STEM

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.


Sep 01, 2015

Insitu Conducts Successful Fire Monitoring Demonstration with Unmanned Aircraft in Olympic National

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.


Aug 10, 2015

Insitu Conducts Successful Arctic Search and Rescue Demonstrations for U.S. Coast Guard

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.


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.


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