Actionable UAS Data

Putting more powerful data in the right hands

ScanEagle® and Integrator™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) deliver a broad spectrum of multi-intelligence data. But delivering the data is just one part of helping our customers make the best decisions that can drive the best outcomes. The Insitu end-to-end approach includes products, payloads, operational strategies and services that not only deliver the data but also help you maximize the meaning and value of that data and get it into the right hands.

At the forefront of TCPED

Insitu leads with an increased focus on solutions for TCPED, which stands for the process of (T) tasking aircraft, (C) collecting data, (P) processing that data, (E) exploiting every bit of meaning from that data and (D) disseminating that data to the people who need it.

The Insitu UAS decision-making ecosystem

The following is an overview of the Insitu decision-making ecosystem — what the industry knows as TCPED.

Agile hardware and integrated command and control software

To drive the best in-theater decisions, you first have to be in-theater, with your eyes above looking down on the problem. Our unmanned aircraft offer an unparalleled balance of mobility, payload diversity and sophistication, and endurance. Each aircraft can be configured in a variety of ways to accommodate diverse operating conditions and payload demands. The Insitu patented launch and recovery system is a expeditionary, small-footprint, no-runways solution. The result is an industry-leading capability to get where we need to be, when we need to be there, producing high-quality data for extended periods of time. Our operationally proven, industry-leading hardware and software packages work cooperatively to maximize flexibility and actionable results while tasking unmanned assets.

Since 2004 we have been deploying and operating command and control systems in some of the most extreme locations on the planet. The hardware components that run our powerful software are as rugged and mobile as the aircraft systems they control. Our ground control system and forward ground control system (FGCS) are designed and tested for extreme, expeditionary environments, quick setup and tear-down, self-contained mobility, and scalability for adding new capabilities. On the ground, our FGCS puts high-resolution ISR imagery on a ruggedized laptop in the hands of the people who are right in the middle of the action.

Insitu Multiple UAS Software Environment (IMUSE) is the core software of our command and control system. Mission planning, aircraft (and multi-aircraft) tasking, target tracking and automated-target-following, and payload operation are all controlled from a user-friendly and intuitive interface.

Insitu’s next-generation command and control system, Insitu Common Open Mission Command and Control (ICOMC2) takes the human factors data gleaned from more than 750,000 combat flight hours and enables tasking of any STANAG 4586-compliant unmanned system.

Agile payloads

Insitu UAS payloads and their myriad configurations are capable of delivering powerful multi-intelligence data. The payloads not only collect and deliver data, but are also augmented with the ability to securely disseminate that data to the teams that need it most. The Bandit Digital Data Link integrated with Insitu products and produced by L-3 Communication Systems-West securely transmits data to all Insitu command and control stations as well as remote video terminals such as ROVER and OSRVT, and helps your data avoid interference, improve signal strength and conserve crucial bandwidth so you can move more data and operate more aircraft within a common battlespace.

Agile software

Raw data is not always actionable data, and data that exists in only one location is underutilized data. Integrated software packages for command and control, exploitation and dissemination are designed to work with our hardware and augment the interoperability of our combined systems operations. 

Through collaboration with 2D3 Sensing, Insitu offers an intelligence tool that gives decision-makers, imagery analysts and mission commanders the ability to better exploit ISR video data by providing a library of searchable annotations, tags and chat. Historical comparisons, views over time, multi-analyst collaboration all augment and better exploit the data that our UAS deliver.

FGCSs disseminate data and put it in front of teams that have gone mobile and are in the thick of the action.

Hub and spoke for agile TCPED operations

Fundamentally, the Insitu hub-and-spoke operational model permits UAS to be launched from one place, and subsequently handed off to, and controlled by, forward operators, and then passed back again — all while the critical information obtained is disseminated to troops on the ground or commanders in the tactical operations centers. This hub-and-spoke concept is the operational representation of agile TCPED. Aircraft capabilities, payloads, operational procedures, software, multiple systems, and team members from operators to analysts working collaboratively in this Insitu-designed ecosystem can maximize the quality and value of ISR data and UAS capabilities.

Putting better data in the hands of the right people at the right time drives decision-making superiority.


Insitu offers a host of small-footprint, cost-effective options for command and control of large networks of UAS.


Systems Overview

Mission-ready for virtually any environment imaginable, Insitu systems are agile and versatile, and deliver incredible value.



Insitu has more than 500 FSRs in rotation who represent more than 3,000 years of prior military service. They are intensely schooled, trained and prepared for each deployment.


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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