Insitu Announces Successful First Flight of New Technology Release on
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 18, 2013
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --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
support expeditionary missions and rapid troop movement.
"We are very pleased with the successful first flight and honored to provide
enhanced capabilities for our customers," said Insitu Senior Vice President of
Integrator Programs Ryan Hartman. "Insitu prides itself on continued
innovation to ensure that our customers have the latest and greatest
technologies available on Insitu UAS."
This technology configuration offers a suite of upgrades for superior
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Integrator Block 2
allows customers to expand operations with an extended upward temperature
limit of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Integrator Block 2 also implements multiple
system reliability improvements, including the option to power with either JP8
or JP5 fuel. An improved sensor turret, which includes the latest mid-wave
infrared sensor with onboard image stabilization, helps imagery analysts see
objects of interest more clearly during day and night missions.
Insitu Inc., locatedin Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The
BoeingCompany. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides
associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a
small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the
company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs
of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than
679,000 combat flight hours and 75,000 sorties. For more information, visit
Contact: Christine Tichenor
Insitu Director of Marketing
SOURCE Insitu, Inc.
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