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Launch & Recovery

UAS operation that goes with you

With Insitu systems, you can be located anywhere on the planet, whether on land or at sea. Our family of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have logged hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours since 2004, and we have successfully operated in some of the most extreme environments in the world. Regardless of your mission requirement or system configuration, from the tropics to the desert, from the ocean to the mountains, Insitu UAS are proved to help you make the best decision.

Our UAS have been successfully deployed shipboard since 2005. Whether installed on an offshore patrol vessel, frigate or guided missile destroyer, our launch and recovery systems allow rapid response to changing missions, and are compact enough to be stowed when not in use, so decks remain clear. Our aircraft are recovered safely — without the dangerous task of overflying or flying toward the ship.

Our unmanned aircraft are launched autonomously via a pneumatic wedge catapult launcher. The launcher accelerates the air vehicle to flight speeds quickly, allowing launches from unprepared sites. Our legacy SuperWedge Launcher has been fielded since we first deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004. Our next-generation Mark IV Launcher provides the high power needed to launch all Insitu aircraft in high-altitude, low-air-density environments.

Our unmanned aircraft are recovered using the patented SkyHook® recovery system. A cable is suspended from roughly 50 feet (15 meters). The aircraft flies toward the cable, and a hook on the aircraft’s wing catches the cable.

For tactical UAS, it is the most nimble, mobile, and versatile launch and recovery system in the world. The system is capable of getting perhaps the widest variety of payload up in the air with the least amount of space required.

Launchers

More powerful than the SuperWedge, the Mark IV is great for heavier loads and high-altitude, low-density operations.

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Recovery

Our aircraft are recovered using the patented SkyHook recovery system — a small-footprint, no-nets, no-runway solution to aircraft recovery.

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Systems Overview

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

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Latest News

May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Singapore’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

BRISBANE, Australia, May 15, 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 IMDEX – Singapore’s flagship maritime defence event, May 19-21 in Singapore.

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May 13, 2015

Insitu Pacific to demonstrate ICOMC2 at Japan’s Maritime Defence 2015 show

BRISBANE, Australia, May 13, 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 MAST – Japan’s maritime systems and technologies event, May 13-15 in Yokohama.

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Apr 09, 2015

Boeing Acquires 2d3 Sensing to Enhance Imaging and Intelligence Services

ST. LOUIS, Apr. 9, 2015 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has acquired 2d3 Sensing, a wholly owned subsidiary of OMG plc [LON: OMG] specializing in motion imagery processing of critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data generated from aerial platforms.

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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.   

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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