Pacific 2019: Australia trials ScanEagle UAV for MCM operations

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Pacific 2019: Australia equips hydrographic survey vessel with ScanEagle UAS

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FLARES 2.0 Logs 106 Consecutive Flights with a Perfect Safety Record

Hood Tech is celebrating 106 (and counting) consecutive FLARES 2.0 flights with a perfect safety record in 2019. Hood Tech Corp. Mechanical Inc. Cory Roeseler Read More »


US, Russia To Compete For Future Vietmanese Fighter Jet Orders

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Defense Companies Awarded Defense Security Cooperation Agency Contract

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CONTRACTS VALUED AT $7 MILLION AND ABOVE NAVY ________________________________________ Lindy Kyzer / Sep 30, 2019 Read More »


FLARES 2.0 Establishes Scan Eagle Capture Energy Record

PR.com FOLLOW August 29, 2019 3:00am Comments FLARES 2.0 recovered a 28.1 kg Scan Eagle dummy at 75 knots closing speed. The 20.9 kJ capture energy establishes a new record. This second-generation Mast Augmented Recovery System (MARS 2,) is omnidirectional, can be used with any Scan Eagle 1, 2 or 3 aircraft variant in up to 30mph wind and packs into a single "coffin." The record-setting capture occurred during the 78th consecutive incident-free flight of FLARES 2.0. Read More »


Innovation in UAV Propulsion Improves Performance

Aug 14, 2019 Tactical drones operate at altitudes of 18,000ft, fly for periods of 12+ hours, support land and sea based missions. The propulsion systems powering these high-value unmanned air vehicles (UAV) include not only the engine, but sophisticated fuel storage and supply systems, electrical supply systems, etc. A new propulsion solution for unmanned aerial vehicle may be the response for the growing requirement within the tactical-class UAV market for increased flexibility and versatility. Read More »


U.S. Navy Testing EPF As Drone Mother Ship

The Military Sealift Command expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) during high-speed trials, reaching speeds of approximately 40 knots off the coast of Virginia, August 20, 2013. US Navy picture. The U.S. Navy tested expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1) as a mother ship for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). Xavier Vavasseur 29 Jul 2019 Read More »


US Navy tests multiple unmanned aerial and undersea systems

The US Navy has carried out a series of fleet experiments with multiple unmanned aerial and undersea systems aboard the expeditionary fast transport (EFT) vessel, USNS Spearhead (T-EPF 1). 30 JULY 2019 Read More »


Orbital Corporation takes aim at tactical UAV propulsion opportunities

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Hood River, Oregon Talk About Trial By Fire

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Testing Drone Payloads, Without a Drone

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FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates Nominal Performance in Wind

Lexington, OR, July 20, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Flight test data indicates that Hood Tech’s Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) multicopter performs nominally in up to 22 knot wind. Read More »


U.S. Army grant supports development of hydrogen-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Insitu employees Clay Christian and Jon Cantella holding the ScanEagle UAV. By Siddharth Vodnala Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY July 18, 2019 Read More »


Boeing Bags Massive U.S. Navy Drone Contract

Rich Smith (TMFDitty) Jul 15, 2019 at 9:16AM Industrials Nearly two decades ago, Boeing (NYSE:BA) "lost" the fighter jet market. When the Pentagon named Lockheed Martin and not Boeing the winner of the Joint Strike Fighter program in 2001, it ensured that Lockheed, not Boeing, would build the plane that would become known as the F-35, and handed Lockheed the most valuable weapons program in the world. And that's OK. Turns out Boeing may be onto an idea that's even bigger than the F-35. Read More »


Building on Benchmarks

The technology line between military and commercial UAS capabilities continues to blur—and that’s by design, according to some of the top industry developers. JULY 10, 2019 AIR, IUS EXCLUSIVE, MILITARY BY VICKI SPEED Read More »


PMA-263 Common Hardware and Sustainment RFQ – Opportunity Available at Department of the Navy

Here is another great opportunity from Department of the Navy titled PMA-263 Common Hardware and Sustainment . The solicitation number of this Request For Quotation is N0001918R0079. Department of the Navy is looking for The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Patuxent River, MD intends to award a sole source hardware and sustainment contract to Insitu Inc., 118 E. Columbia River Way, Bingen WA, in support of the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Program, PMA-263. This Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will have Firm Fixed Price (FFP) task orders to procure RQ-21A Blackjack UAS (Blackjack) and ScanEagle UAS (ScanEagle) hardware and associated service… By Review Team July 12, 2019 Read More »


Local Navy Contract Awards Posted on July 8, 2019

WASHINGTON (July 08, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Contracts For June 28, 2019 Read More »


Visual Anthology: The U.S. Drone Fleet

RQ-21 Blackjack The RQ-21 Blackjack was designed by Boeing Insitu to fulfill the U.S. Navy's need for a small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS). Built to supplement the Boeing Scan Eagle, the twin-boom, single-engine monoplane design uses the same launcher and recovery system. Recently, RQ-21s have provided forward reconnaissance for the U.S. Marine Corps. Read More »


U.S. Navy awards Insitu multi-year contract for RQ-21A Blackjack production

Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc is awarded a three-year contract for up to 63 RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, the U.S. Department of Defense said in a 28 June statement. Jun 29, 2019 Photo by Lance Cpl. Auburne Johnson Read More »


Insitu nets $390.4M for Blackjack, ScanEagle drones for U.S. military, allies

The contract covers nearly 90 Blackjack and 100 ScanEagle drones for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, as well as Canada, Poland and Oman. Insitu's RQ-21A drone weighs 81 pounds and its length is 8.2 feet. Photo courtesy of Boeing By Allen Cone DEFENSE NEWS JULY 1, 2019 / 9:53 AM Read More »


Navy orders 179 small surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs from Boeing Insitu with multisensor payloads

Small unmanned aircraft have lightweight multisensor payloads to provide quick-launch surveillance and reconnaissance capability for land and sea forces. Author John Keller Jul 1st, 2019 Read More »


DoD awards US and FMS Blackjack and ScanEagle UAS contract

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Boeing Insitu awarded $390 million Blackjack and ScanEagle drone contract

Marines launch an Insitu RQ-21A Blackjack drone during Frozen Reindeer in Rena, Norway, May 21, 2018. Image: US Marine Corps/Sgt. Joselyn Jimenez Boeing Insitu awarded $390 million Blackjack and ScanEagle drone contract. Contract includes dozens of drones for the US Marine Corps, US Navy and foreign military sales, including to Canada, Poland and Oman STAFF WRITER JUNE 29, 2019 AIRBUSINESS Read More »


USMC gets final RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system

The US Marine Corps (USMC) has received the final RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system (UAS) under a programme to procure 21 of these platforms. 27 JUNE 2019 Read More »


Warplanes: Small, Simple, Indispensable

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FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates High DA Power Margin

FLARES 2.0 Multicopter carries an 85lb aircraft above the Anthony Lakes Ski Resort in June 2019 (7,100 ft elevation, 65F, 9,600ft density altitude.) For Immediate Release 13 June 2019 Read More »


Defence Ministry: US govt paid for drones

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These US partners in the Asia-Pacific are to receive ScanEagle drones

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PHL to acquire eight more ScanEagle drones from US

The Philippines, sustaining its bid to beef up its surveillance capabilities, is acquiring eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) worth $9,633,665 from a subsidiary of aircraft maker Boeing under the United States Foreign Military Sales program. By Rene Acosta June 6, 2019 Read More »


Local Navy Contract Awards Posted on June 03, 2019

Posted on June 03, 2019 WASHINGTON (June 03, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Read More »


U.S. to sell 34 surveillance drones to allies in South China Sea region

A ScanEagle drone is shown during an Insitu customer event in Mazagon, Spain May 15, 2018, Courtesy Insitu/Handout via REUTERS WORLD NEWS JUNE 3, 2019 / 2:41 PM / UPDATED 18 HOURS AGO Mike Stone 3 MIN READ Read More »


Insitu to deliver 34 ScanEagles to Asia

Insitu won $47.9 million to deliver ScanEagle drones to four US allies in Asia. Jun 04, 2019 05:00 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff Read More »


Vietnam to receive ScanEagle unmanned aircraft

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is to field the Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as part of a wider ramp-up of its airborne maritime surveillance capabilities. Air Platforms Gareth Jennings, London - Jane's Navy International 03 June 2019 Read More »


Insitu sells 34 ScanEagle drones to Southeast Asian countries

Insitu was awarded a $47.9 million contract to deliver 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles (UAV) to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. USS Lewis B. Puller launching ScanEagle Department of Defense 03 JUNE, 2019 Read More »


Insitu nabs $47.9M to deliver ScanEagle drones to four U.S. allies in Asia

Insitu is due to deliver a total of 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles to Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Sgt. Michael Kropiewnicki, a U.S. Marine Corp combat videographer, launches a ScanEagle unmanned aerial system during an exercise at Yuma, Ariz., in 2006. Photo by by Sgt. Guadalupe Deanda/U.S. Marine Corps By Allen Cone DEFENSE NEWS JUNE 3, 2019 / 12:23 PM Read More »


Insitu gets $47,9 million delivery order for ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has been awarded a $47,9 million delivery order by the U.S. Navy to supply Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam governments with the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS). Photo by Tiffini Vanderwyst (Jones) Jun 1, 2019 in Aviation, News Read More »


Insitu receives contract to supply four Southeast Asian services with ScanEagle UAVs

Insitu receives contract to supply four Southeast Asian services with ScanEagle UAVs Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Defence Weekly 02 June 2019 Read More »


Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drones sold to Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam

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Navy orders small UAVs with persistent surveillance sensor payloads from Boeing Insitu in $47.9 million deal

Boeing Insitu to build 34 ScanEagle small UAVs and sensor payloads for persistent surveillance in Malaysia; Indonesia; the Philippines; and Vietnam. Author John Keller Jun 3rd, 2019 Read More »


Special Operations Command chooses Textron and Insitu to provide UAV surveillance to commando units

McDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Two U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers will share as much as $475 million over the next five years to provide mid-endurance UAVs and surveillance support services for U.S. military convert Special Operations units. Author John Keller Read More »


UAE requests RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

UV - UNMANNED VEHICLES UAE requests RQ-21A Blackjack UAS 28th May 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team RSS Read More »


The top five drones deployed by the US Navy

The RQ-21 Blackjack serves the US Navy’s STUAS programme. Image courtesy of the U.S. Navy. 28 MAY 2019 Read More »


Marine Corps to receive one RQ-21 unmanned aerial system (UAS) for battlefield reconnaissance

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md. – U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft experts are buying one additional RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) to provide battlefield reconnaissance capability for U.S. Marine Corps field commanders. Author John Keller Jun 15th, 2017 Read More »


Arcturus UAV joins Textron and Insitu to provide UAV surveillance for military Special Operations

McDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Unmanned aircraft specialist Arcturus UAV in Rohnert Park, Calif., is joining a project to provide U.S. Special Forces warfighters mid-endurance UAVs and support surveillance services. AuthorJohn Keller Jun 28th, 2017 Read More »


Governor Kim Beazley excited by Orbital UAV’s opportunity

PERTH, AUSTRALIA: Orbital Corporation Ltd (‘Orbital UAV’, ‘the Company’) was delighted to welcome The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia to its Perth headquarters, as the Company continues to build its international business delivering world-class propulsion systems to the tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market. Home The Market Governor Kim Beazley excited by Orbital UAV’s opportunity By Press - 15 May 2019 Read More »


Navy moving ahead with UAS

These trials involve the Insitu ScanEagle fixed-wing UAS, and the Schiebel S-100 rotary-wing Camcopter, and both involve an element of tradeoff. By Julian Kerr | Sydney | 13 May 2019 NextNext Read More »


The US Coast Guard will significantly expand its use of Insitu Scan Eagles when it deploys the unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) aboard four National Security Cutters by the end of 2019.

While one cutter, USCGC Stratton, has hosted Scan Eagles for about a year and a half, the 2019 deployment represents the beginning of the service’s effort to expand the use of the small drone. Three UAVs will be deployed per cutter, with a staff of Insitu operators on a service contract to fly the aircraft up to 200h per month for the service. The USCG anticipates deploying Scan Eagles aboard all of its 11 National Security Cutters, once the fleet of ships have been built. Insitu Scan Eagle US Coast Guard • 08 MAY, 2019 • SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM • BY: GARRETT REIM • WASHINGTON DC Read More »


From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV 5/6/19

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Coast Guard arms entire cutter fleet with ship-launched drones

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 7 are here. The Coast Guard’s vigorous push to equip its entire Cutter fleet with deck-mounted surveillance drones offers an interesting window into the service's expanding mission scope - to include an increased focus upon great power threats and potential military attacks such as small boat raids, submarine missions, enemy surveillance drones and even incoming fire. US NAVY Published 1 day ago By Kris Osborn | Warrior Maven Read More »


Air Force launched Minuteman III | PAC-3 MSE to UAE? | India to copy-paste Big Lizzie?

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Insitu awarded to supply UAS to U.S. Special Operations Command

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ArgenTech Solutions tapped to help fight wildfires

NEWMARKET — ArgenTech Solutions is being tapped by the U.S. government to use its drone technology to help fight wildfires. Posted May 5, 2019 at 3:15 AM Read More »


U.S. Will Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy Next Month

USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, and the Japanese helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181), right, sail in formation with 16 other ships from the U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) during Keen Sword 19 on Nov. 08, 2018. US Navy Photo By: Dzirhan Mahadzir April 30, 2019 2:04 PM Read More »


Pacific News Minute: U.S. To Unveil New Indo-Pacific Strategy At Shangri-La Dialogue

Ships and submarines participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise 2012 sail in formation in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands July 27, 2012. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Command-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security on the world's oceans. CREDIT CHIEF MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST KEITH DEVINEY / U.S. NAVY By NEAL CONAN • 19 HOURS AGO Read More »


Asking for Answers: Drone Use Increasing on Wildfires

MEDFORD, Ore. — As drone technology improves, firefighters are taking advantage of the features by using them more and more on wildfires. In 2018, the state of Oregon saw the most drone flights on federal wildfires out of any other state. by Brian Schnee Thursday, May 2nd 2019 Read More »


Insitu Eyes ScanEagle Exports

Insitu says U.S. Coast Guard plans to expand the use of its ScanEagle surveillance drone might draw international customers. BY MARCUS WEISGERBERGLOBAL BUSINESS EDITORREAD BIO MAY 2, 2019 Read More »


Xponential 2019: Hood Tech Mechanical develops VTOL flying launch and recovery system

Hood Tech Mechanical has developed a flying launch and recovery system (FLARES) that uses a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to launch and recover fixed-wing UAVs weighing roughly 13-40 kg. Pat Host, Chicago - Jane's International Defence Review 01 May 2019 Read More »


Malaysia, Indonesia To Receive Six ScanEagle 2 UAS Each From Washington

Scan Eagle UAS Malaysia will receive six ScanEagle 2 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) later this year while Indonesia will receive an equal number in 2022 under the United States funded Maritime Security Initiative (MSI). Our Bureau 11:53 AM, May 1, 2019 Read More »


US to bolster maritime support for Vietnam, with possible warship visit this summer

By Minh Nga April 18, 2019 | 08:19 pm GMT+7 The USS Carl Vinson docks at a port in Da Nang, Vietnam on March 5, 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong Read More »


From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV 4/4/19

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Local Navy Contract Awards

WASHINGTON (April 5, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Defense recently announced the following contract awards that pertain to local Navy activities. Contracts For March 28, 2019 Read More »


Unmanned Systems Asia 2019: Indonesia follows regional trend with ubiquitous ScanEagle

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Lebanon receives 6 Scan Eagle drone systems from US

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Army gets six Scan Eagle unmanned aircraft from U.S.

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US transfers six more patrol boats to Vietnam coast guards

News By Minh Nga April 1, 2019 A Metal Shark patrol boat delivered by the U.S. sails in the waters off Khanh Hoa Province in central Vietnam. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi Read More »


Vietnam looks to buy US-made ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles

Mar 31, 2019 in Aviation, News Vietnam wants to purchase an US-made ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles for use in Vietnam Coast Guard, according to VnExpress.net. According to media reports in recent weeks, Boeing is close to sealing a deal to ScanEagle sell unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Vietnam. Read More »


Indonesia to receive new ScanEagle UAS

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From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV, update

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LIMA 2019: Vietnam looks to procure Boeing’s ScanEagle UAV

Industry Jon Grevatt, Langkawi - Jane's Defence Weekly 27 March 2019 Boeing is close to securing a sale of its Insitu ScanEagle long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Vietnam, a company official has confirmed to Jane’s . Read More »


Insitu to support ScanEagle Site in Afghanistan

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BREAKING: Coast Guard to Issue Polar Security Cutter Contract in ‘Spring’

MARITIME SECURITY 3/21/2019 By Stew Magnuson Read More »


Coast Guard to Take $11.3 Billion Budget Proposal to Capitol Hill

Adm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, salutes during the commissioning of Coast Guard Cutter Terrell Horne at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach, March 22, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) 25 Mar 2019 Military.com | By Patricia Kime Read More »


Unmanned Systems Asia 2019: ScanEagle joins the coalface

Insitu has begun working with Australia’s Shell Queensland Gas Corporation (SQGC) to provide automated surveillance and trouble-spotting of wellheads under a contract signed in early 2019. 25th March 2019 - 09:33 GMT | by Damian Kemp in Brisbane RSS UV-UNMANNED VEHICLES Read More »


Hood Tech Upgrades Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0)

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Dream of working in space? Here’s how you can find out about the industry

Amanda Horswill and Aviation High, City North News March 13, 2019 5:06pm Aerospace fans will get a glimpse of how to cash in on a $6 billion Queensland industry of the future on Saturday. Read More »


Pictures: Royal Australian Navy’s ScanEagle

Images courtesy of the Royal Australian Navy BY MAREX 2019-03-02 16:50:13 The Royal Australian Navy is celebrating naval aviation with a pictorial tribute to the Insitu Pacific ScanEagle unmanned aerial system (UAS), one of the most widely used tactical UAS in the world, having flown over one million flight hours globally, but a relatively new capability Australia. Read More »


Insitu conducts first commercial UAS operations in PNG

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Boeing’s Insitu Nabs $117 Million Contract To Provide UAS Services To Coast Guard

By Calvin Biesecker | 7 months ago The Coast Guard late Wednesday awarded a potential $117.2 million contract to Boeing’s [BA] Insitu unit to provide contractor owned and operated small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) services aboard its fleet of National Security Cutters (NSC), the first time the service has contracted for sustained and wide-scale use of unmanned aircraft. Read More »


Deployment of ScanEagle on Four Coast Guard Cutters Possible by End of FY 2019

By Frank Wolfe | January 16, 2019 The ScanEagle surveillance unmanned aircraft system has enhanced the capabilities of U.S. Coast Guard helicopters and ships while providing safety for those manned assets, according to Boeing's Insitu business unit, the contractor for the ScanEagle. Read More »


US Coast Guard awards Insitu SUAS for National Security Cutter corrective action

Insitu said it was notified that it won the corrective action from the US Coast Guard's Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) for National Security Cutter (NSC) programme. It will provide its ScanEagle endurance mini UAS. (Insitu) Pat Host, Washington, DC - Jane's Defence Weekly 03 January 2019 Read More »


ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System Proves Valuable for Firefighting Crews at Northern California’s Camp Fire

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, assisted from the air in the firefight against the Camp Fire in Northern California, now deemed the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California’s history. By Press - 12 December 2018 Read More »


Insitu UAS proves invaluable for firefighters in California

APPLICATION BUSINESS EMERGENCY SERVICES HEADLINE NEWS UNITED STATES by ALEX DOUGLAS on DECEMBER 13, 2018 The ScanEagle UAS provided vital information to firefighters working against the Camp Fire in California, according to Boeing subsidiary, Insitu. The firm deployed its ScanEagle UAS alongside the TacitView and Cataline software payload to gather information to assist the firefighters in their efforts. Read More »


Minnesota native helped fly unique drone over California wildfires

December 04, 2018 06:12 PM 11 people are still missing after wildfires ravaged parts of California. More than 85 people have died in the country's deadliest wildfires in 100 years. It took a lot of manpower to finally get the fires under control, and a Minnesota native played a unique role. Read More »


From Dolphins to Destroyers: The ScanEagle UAV

November 26/18: MEUAS / ISR The US Special Operations Command is modifying a contract with Insitu. The additional $18 million cover mid-endurance intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services under the MEUAS 1.5B program. Nov 26, 2018 04:58 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff Latest update Read More »


U.S. Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Navy offload more than 5,100 pounds of seized cocaine

Crew members from the Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team offloads approximately 5,100 pounds of suspected cocaine from The Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Edmonton at Naval Base San Diego Dec. 7th, 2018. The contraband was seized by Coast Guard and Canadian Navy crews working together during counterdrug operations in the Eastern Pacific. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Taylor Bacon/released) HOMEMEDIA NEWS By U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Read More »


Coast Guard Wants to Deploy Insitu-Built UAS on National Security Cutters

Adm. Karl Schultz, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, has said the military service should equip all of its national security cutters with the ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system to aid in maritime operations, Military.com reported Monday. Posted By: Nichols Martinon: December 11, 2018In: C4ISR, News Read More »


Unmanned Aerial System Proves Valuable for Firefighting Crews at Northern California’s Camp Fire

NEWS PROVIDED BY Insitu 07:00 ET BINGEN, Washington, Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, assisted from the air in the firefight against the Camp Fire in Northern California, now deemed the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California's history. Read More »


Coast Guard wants cutters to get these high-tech drones

All Coast Guard National Security Cutters should have ScanEagle drones aboard and available for launch to boost high seas surveillance and aid in drug interdictions and arrests, according to Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz. NEWS Military.com Richard Sisk Dec. 11, 2018 10:56AM EST Read More »


The Coast Guard wants to put these high-tech drones on all its cutters to help shut down drug runners at sea

Flight test pilot Alex Gustafson carries an Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft in preparation for a flight in Arlington, Ore., Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) • The US Coast Guard leadership wants to outfit all of its national security cutters with ScanEagle drones. • During testing last year, these high-tech drones helped Coast Guard personnel arrest 10 drug traffickers and seize nearly two tons of contraband worth an estimated $55 million. • "I'd like to see every national security cutter have one on the back," Commandant Admiral Karl Schultz told reporters last week. Read More »


SOCOM’s long-term drone program

The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has just awarded an $18 million contract to Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing, as part of the MEUAS III unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program. by Stavros Atlamazoglou · December 2, 2018 Read More »


Persistent Systems’ MPU5 radio to be integrated into ScanEagle

Insitu will incorporate Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay mobile ad hoc network (MANET) technology into its line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack. Geoff Fein, Washington, DC - Jane's International Defence Review Read More »



Boeing is competing for a Defense Ministry tender which could result in billions of dollars flying into Israel's economy throughout the next decade. Read More »


Mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) for unmanned aircraft

NEW YORK – Unmanned aircraft designer Insitu in Bingen, Wash., needed mobile ad-hoc networking (MANET) capability for the company's ScanEagle, ScanEagle2, ScanEagle3, Integrator, and RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). They found their solution from Persistent Systems LLC in New York. Read More »


Coast Guard awards $117M drone contract

Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary has won a five-year, $117 million contract to help deploy small unmanned aircraft across the Coast Guard's fleet of National Security Cutter ships. Read More »


Insitu wins contract to provide sUAS ISR Services aboard NSC fleet

Insitu has been awarded a contract to provide small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) ISR services aboard the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter fleet. Read More »


With 11 tons of seized drugs, US Coast Guard asks for more ScanEagle drones

The Coast Guard has good reason to be excited about the potential of the ScanEagle and the improvement of drone capabilities. Read More »


Integrator Extended Range UAV

Integrator Extended Range (ER) is an advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and manufactured by Insitu, a company based in the US. It is an enhanced version of the Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Integrator ER UAV was officially unveiled by Insitu at the Air, Space & Cyber Conference (ASC) 2018, organised by the Air Force Association (AFA) at National Harbor, Washington, US, in September 2018. Designed to address the unmanned aerial mission requirements of militaries across the world, the UAV is tailored to perform a range of missions including maritime patrol, search-and-rescue (SAR), signal intelligence (SIGNIT), intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and target designation missions. Read More »


Insitu Unveils New ID-Capable Unmanned Aircraft Camera

10 October 2018 Aviation Today reports that Insitu unveiled a new UAV, the Alticam-14, which has “video imaging capability high enough in quality to positively identify people from the air.” According to Insitu Director of Defense Programs Keith Hirschman, speaking Tuesday at the Association of the US Army’s annual convention, the enhanced intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities will be available for the Integrator, Integrator extended range, and RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs. Hirschman “said that the Alticam-14 is better than a 9 on the national imagery interpretability rating scale (NIIRS).” Read More »


Insitu and partners progress payload offerings

Alongside its recently launched ScanEagle 3, Insitu is evolving its payload capabilities for its family of unmanned solutions with new technologies on the horizon. Read More »


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