At Insitu, we design, develop, manufacture, deploy and improve our systems to be the perfect balance of agility and data-delivery power, with the Insitu systems design trinity: a) elegant hardware design; b) Integrated software; and c) adaptive concept of operations.
Our ScanEagle® unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) invented the agile ISR category — and our Integrator™ UAS is perhaps the most versatile payload platform in its class. When you combine these aircraft with our small-footprint, no-nets launch and recovery solution, you have what we believe to be the most mobile and flexible ISR delivery platform on the planet.
From mission planning to multi-aircraft and payload control, post-mission analysis and dissemination, our integrated software gives operators complete and intuitive control throughout every mission phase. Designed to work perfectly with our own UAS and your forward-operating teams, and to be interoperable with your other operations, Insitu software also allows you to augment the value of your ISR data, and get it to the right people at the right time.
Simply put: Hub-and-spoke is where unmanned aircraft are launched and recovery from a hub, and control is passed off to forward operators (“spokes”). Spokes can be situated virtually anywhere, from Humvees to speedboats. Flexible hub-and-spoke system configuration gives mission planners staging options for strategic mission support. The configuration is as powerful as it is flexible, allowing operators to:
Hub (land or sea): Launch, control and recover unmanned aircraft without requiring a runway for launch or recovery. Choose the best aircraft for the mission from Insitu’s family of UAS.
Spoke: Minimize your system footprint by eliminating launch and recovery from forward operations. A spoke takes control of an aircraft from a hub. When the mission ends, it passes control back to the hub for recovery and maintenance.
Man-packable remote video terminal: Keep troops and decision-makers informed by feeding Insitu UAS video to various networked remote video terminals.
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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.more
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).more
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).
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.more
BINGEN, Wash., April 9, 2013 - Insitu announced today the launch of its partnership with Santos Lab, a leading/innovative developer and manufacturer of hand launched unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The alliance further demonstrates Insitu's commitment to meeting the diversified needs of the Brazilian Armed Forces by forming strategic, long-term relationships with proven Brazilian companies.more