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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

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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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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