ScanEagle is the perfect blend of tactical size and payload potential. ScanEagle can carry custom payloads weighing up to seven pounds, and the interface control document enables easy system integration.
At Insitu, we design our systems to be payload agnostic so our customers can fly the best payload for their mission. That's why each system has versatile payload bays to carry either standard or customer specific payloads.
Our payloads directorate team can help you best utilize the vast array of payload bays and options for filling them. The directorate actively collects capability-driven payloads, and we also have many original equipment manufacturer (OEM) payloads in various stages of research and development. Customers and OEMs can explore, test and field the newest payloads. With the choice of the imager or payload you need on a small, tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with best-in-class endurance, you can accomplish the mission — wherever it takes you, and whatever the conditions.
ScanEagle can be configured with either an imaging turret in the nose or a blind nose. The baseline imaging turret houses an electro-optic (EO) imager or low-wave infrared imager. Currently in field evaluations, the next-generation mid-wave infrared imager (MWIR) 3.0 turret enables both EO and MWIR imaging within a single turret . The blind nose configuration is ideally suited for carrying ancillary equipment associated with specialty payloads carried in the mid-bay, such as communications relay and electronic warfare payloads. Ancillary equipment that may be carried in the blind nose includes antennas and other equipment that may have certain radio frequency interference requirements.
The mid-bay is ideally suited for numerous off-the shelf communications relay payloads, as well as other payloads such as electronic warfare and other Insitu and non-Insitu payloads. The mid-bay configuration includes a “fin” that can also carry ancillary payload requirements.
The wing bay and fin are two other locations that are ideal for antennas and other ancillary communications equipment. The right wing has a bay that is available for smaller payloads. Inspired by feedback from the field, some of our most popular payloads are housed in the wing bay.
The Automatic Identification System (AIS) relay payload, which helps deliver situational awareness and over-the-horizon sensing to maritime vessels, especially in support of anti-piracy operations.
The Bandit Digital Data Link, which provides secure, encrypted transmission of data to remote video terminals, including ROVER and One System Remote Video Terminal, Video Scout, and Insitu ground control stations and remote video terminals.
These few wing-bay payloads don’t represent all the possibilities. Variant aircraft options are available where options are removed to allow room for additional payloads in the wing, or to allow for additional power or weight requirements of payloads in other bays.
Since we first deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps in 2004, our wing has changed several times. We learn new ways to optimize the wing based on lessons learned in-theater.
The avionics expansion slot enables you to add new boards to control new payloads as they are integrated into the aircraft, so today’s aircraft can operate next-generation technology. The avionics expansion slot is also an ideal place for additional computing boards that may be required as the unmanned systems industry moves toward common control stations.
Since we first entered theater, one of our many improvements to the ScanEagle UAS was the movement of the video stabilization processing from the ground control station to onboard the aircraft. This move allowed us to stream stabilized video to other networked battlefield assets, not just Insitu assets. That means remote video terminals such as the ROVER, Video Scout or One System Remote Video Terminal — in addition to Insitu’s hub-and-spoke network of ground control stations, mobile ground control stations, forward ground control stations and remote video terminals — can all receive ScanEagle stabilized video directly.
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
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 22, 2012-Insitu Inc. announced today that the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) has awarded the company a Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) Intelligence Gathering, Target Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Services contract for 26 months through Feb. 28, 2015.more
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 19, 2013-Insitu announced today the successful first flight of Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Block 2, the latest technology release of the system.
The nearly two-hour flight occurred at the company's flight test range in eastern Oregon and was conducted using Insitu's Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) ground control station. ICOMC2 enables flight of multiple heterogeneous UAS and enables U.S. and NATO member nations to jointly support military operations through a STANAG 4586 compliant system. The flight completed with the current Mark 4 Launcher and SkyHook recovery systems that supports expeditionary missions and rapid troop movement.
BINGEN, Wash., Feb 14, 2013-Insitu will showcase its combat-proven tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) products, services and capabilities at the 2013 International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) Feb. 17-21 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center in Abu Dhabi, UAE.more
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 30, 2012 - Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has successfully completed integration between its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and the McQ iScout Unattended Ground Sensor (UGS) and OmniWatch technologies.more
BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 23, 2012- Insitu Inc., announced today that it has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Sentient, located in Melbourne, Australia, to integrate Kestrel land and maritime automated detection software systems into Insitu's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).more
BINGEN, Wash., Oct. 19, 2012- Insitu Inc., today announced that it donated a ScanEagle unmanned aircraft, which participated in a widely publicized rescue mission in April 2009, to The Museum of Flight in Seattle. The aircraft will be displayed for several weeks in the Museum lobby then withdrawn to be prepared for permanent exhibit in the museum's Great Gallery in 2013.more