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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

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.

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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.

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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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Feb 12, 2014

Insitu Releases Latest Version of Innovative Common Command and Control System

BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 12, 2014 – Insitu announced today the 2.0 release of ICOMC2, the company’s innovative, small-footprint common command and control system. Since its introduction in 2012, ICOMC2 has redefined the Unmanned Airborne System control concept. It enables a single operator to control multiple unmanned vehicles using small-footprint, mobile hardware and features an open-architecture design that users can customize with plug-ins and new applications.

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Jan 13, 2014

Insitu Employees Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing

BINGEN, Wash., Jan. 13, 2014 – Insitu is pleased to announce that employees Judith Schwader (manager, engineering process improvement) and Amber Timblin (depot maintenance group supervisor) will be honored with The Manufacturing Institute’s prestigious Women in Manufacturing STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Awards. The STEP Awards celebrate women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing, and are part of the larger STEP Ahead initiative, which promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry.

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Aug 12, 2013

Insitu to Demonstrate ICOMC2 at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2013 Event

BINGEN, Wash., Aug. 12, 2013 – Insitu announced today that it will demonstrate the Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station at the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) Unmanned event, Aug. 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

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Jul 15, 2013

Insitu Unmanned Aircraft Manufacturer Breaks Ground on New Production Facility

BINGEN, Wash., July 12, 2013 – Insitu, a leading provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), broke ground on a new 120,000-square-foot production facility near its headquarters in Bingen, Wash.

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May 22, 2013

Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Achieves Milestone C Approval

BINGEN, Wash., May 22, 2013 - Insitu announced today that RQ-21A reached Milestone C under the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) contract with Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The achievement will enable the program to transition from the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase to a Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) phase and enter initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E).

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May 14, 2013

Insitu Pacific Delivers ScanEagle UAS for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

BRISBANE, Australia, May 14, 2013 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has delivered a ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to its partner Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan. This delivery means that the ScanEagle UAS is now ready for operational use by the Japanese Ground Self Defence Forces (JGSDF).
 

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Apr 09, 2013

Insitu Announces Successful First Maritime Flight of RQ-21A Small Tactical Unmanned Air System

BINGEN, Wash., April 9, 2013 - Insitu Inc. announced today the successful first maritime flight of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) RQ-21A. The nearly two-hour flight launched from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) after three months of land-based development testing and operational assessment. 

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