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

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. 


Dec 22, 2014

Andy von Flotow, Insitu Honored as Gorge Tech Leader, Organization of the Year

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.


Oct 29, 2014

Insitu Announces ScanEagle 2 – the Next Generation of the ScanEagle Platform

BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 29, 2014 – From its booth at the Euronaval Exhibition and Conference in Paris, Insitu announced today ScanEagle 2, the next generation of its revolutionary ScanEagle platform.


Aug 06, 2014

Boeing Names Ryan Hartman Insitu President and Chief Executive Officer

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 6, 2014 –Boeing [NYSE: BA] and subsidiary Insitu Inc. today named Ryan Hartman Insitu president and CEO, effective immediately. Hartman most recently served as senior vice president, Insitu Programs. He succeeds CEO Steve Morrow, who is retiring.


Jul 22, 2014

Insitu Demonstrates Long Endurance Capabilities of the Integrator Unmanned Aircraft

BINGEN, Wash., July 22, 2014 – Insitu announced today the successful 24-hour flight of its Integrator unmanned aircraft.


May 13, 2014

Insitu Pacific Demonstrates Fire Management Assistance with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., today announced it recently conducted a successful demonstration for the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) using the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS).


Mar 18, 2014

Insitu Pacific announces attendance at APPEA 2014

BRISBANE, Australia, March 18, 2014 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., will be displaying its capabilities at the upcoming Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) Conference and Exhibition, April 6-9, in Perth.


Mar 05, 2014

Unmanned Aircraft: Countdown to Mission Possible

Queensland Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) researchers have made what’s believed to be a world-first breakthrough for small Unmanned Aircraft (UA), developing an onboard system that has enabled a UA to detect another aircraft using vision while in flight.


Feb 24, 2014

Insitu Delivers LRIP RQ-21A Blackjack System to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps

BINGEN, Wash., Jan. 2, 2014 – Insitu announced today the delivery of an RQ-21A Blackjack to the Navy and Marine Corps. This represents the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) system delivered under the Navy’s Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) contract and enables the program to enter into the initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) phase.


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