When we first launched ScanEagle, we weren’t just launching an aircraft — we were launching a new category of ISR. The concept behind the platform: Create a system that launches from anywhere, stays on station longer and delivers the highest quality data possible to tactical decision-makers. Since 2004 ScanEagle has provided 24/7/365 operations with worldwide customers. We deliver the highest-value ISR capabilities available for both land and maritime missions.
ScanEagle launches autonomously and uses a patented no-nets recovery solution for recovery. The system recovers with its wing tip on a rope that hangs from a boom. The system design is modular. The result is a reliable, in-the-field adaptable system. Operations and maintenance are simplified, and field upgrade kits rapidly deliver new capabilities to existing operations. Operators command pre-programmed or operator-initiated missions, while a global positioning system and onboard flight computer guide the aircraft. Mission capabilities are increased with flexible hub-and-spoke system configurations. That means tactical, agile ISR delivery wherever you go, whenever you need it.
ScanEagle can remain covert and on station for more than 24 hours. ScanEagle typically flies in extreme environments, carrying an electro-optic or infrared imager in a gyro-stabilized turret. It can be re-configured quickly in the field with a variety of options, from a midwave infrared imager to custom communications relay payloads. The avionics bay as well as optional configurations such as the blind nose and additional mid-bay allow for a variety of custom configurations.
Since the beginning, Insitu has introduced scores of game-changing technologies that have dramatically improved imagery and exploitation, operational security, training, airspace safety, reliability, maintainability and availability.
We are a young company with one of the longest track records in a nascent industry, fully backed by The Boeing Company’s 95+ years of world-renowned innovation, delivery, performance and value.
Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has signed a contract to deliver ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) for comprehensive operational evaluation by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The UAS will be operated by the JGSDF to assist in disaster recovery and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.more
Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today it has extended and expanded its existing Australian Defence Force contract with the Australian Army to include the provision of ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) services for trials with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). ScanEagle will be installed on a number of RAN vessels commencing with a first-of-class flight trial on a Frigate in September 2012.more