Insitu Awarded Special Forces Contract for Unmanned Aircraft Systems
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013
BINGEN, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
"Insitu is honored to continue providing ISR services to the warfighter," said
Insitu Senior Vice President of ScanEagle Programs Curt Chesnutt. "For the
past three and a half years we have provided SOCOM agile and responsive and
uninterrupted services with our ScanEagle system and we look forward to
continuing our valued relationship."
Under the contract, Insitu will introduce several technologies that will
significantly increase the capability of the warfigher.
Insitu's ScanEagle is a runway-independent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with
a small-operational footprint that allows Special Operations forces to capture
superior image quality.
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: Jill Vacek
Insitu Media Relations
SOURCE Insitu, Inc.
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