US Navy injects first-of-kind unmanned experiments into multinational exercise

Sea Hunter, an unmanned surface vessel, arrives at Pearl Harbor on June 29 to participate in the Rim of Pacific 2022 exercise. (MC2 Aiko Bongolan/U.S. Navy) Defense News By Megan Eckstein Aug 8, 08:00 AM Read More »


Boeing’s new defence chief eyes autonomy frontier

Source: Boeing By Greg Waldron15 June 2022 Ted Colbert, executive vice-president of Boeing and chief executive and president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Colbert spent his first weeks in the role listening and gathering feedback. He cites Boeing’s ‘Seek, Speak & Listen’ initiative as a guiding principle. Read More »


Work progresses to get Integrator into Australian hands

The Australian Army will receive Integrator tactical UAVs beginning next year. (Insitu) The Australian Army will receive two dozen Integrator UAVs, with 80% of their systems' content and upkeep to be sourced from Australia. 14th June 2022 - 22:50 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch Read More »


Naval Programs In Japan’s Record 2022 Defense Budget

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 15, 2021) – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Kongo (DDG 173), front, and Asahi-class destroyer JS Asahi (DD 119) transit the Pacific Ocean Jan. 15, 2021 with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Casey Scoular) Here is an overview of the naval programs in Japan's latest defense budget for FY2022, which is to date, the largest ever. Yoshihiro Inaba 03 May 2022 Read More »


U.S. Navy Hands Over RQ-21A UAV To The Royal Thai Navy

Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Admiral Karl Thomas presided over a ceremony to officially hand over the RQ-21A Unmanned Aircraft System to the Royal Thai Navy on May 24. Naval News Staff 26 May 2022 U.S. Embassy Bangkok press release Read More »


Royal Australian Navy Awards ScanEagle Contract Extension to Insitu Pacific

Insitu Pacific has been awarded a three-year contract extension by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) for the sustainment of its ScanEagle Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). DECEMBER 6, 2021BUSINESS NEWS BY INSIDE UNMANNED SYSTEMS Read More »


Insitu, GKN Aerospace and TNO Team Up to Develop Advanced Radar System for Integrator UAS

October 7, 2021 Military | News Responding to increasing needs for operational flexibility in the defense industry, Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, GKN Aerospace and TNO have jointly developed a distinctive multifunction imaging radar system for the Integrator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Read More »


ADEX 2021: Korean Air signs MOU with Insitu to develop VTOL UAV

22 OCTOBER 2021 by Alessandra Giovanzanti A computer-generated image of the KUS-VS ‘lift & cruise' VTOL UAV that Korean Air is currently developing for tactical operations. At ADEX 2021 the company signed an MOU with Insitu to develop a new lightweight, modular VTOL UAV. (Korean Air) Read More »


Insitu and MDSI to Collaborate on UAS Opportunities in Denmark and Beyond

Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with MDSI ApS of Copenhagen, Denmark to collaborate on unmanned aircraft system (UAS) opportunities with the Danish Defence and potentially other customers across the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) and the European Union (EU). Military | News UAS Weekly August 24, 2021 Read More »


Insitu Forms Partnership for Drone Operations in the Arctic

The Insitu ScanEagle UAS has flown more than 1.3 million hours in the world's most challenging conditions. The alliance with Robot Aviation of Hønefoss, Norway and Andøya Space of Andenes, Norway will synergize each company’s capabilities and experience to offer products and services optimized for the harsh environments north of the Arctic Circle where many North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) allies operate routinely. (Insitu) By Kelsey Reichmann | June 10, 2021 Read More »


Navy asks Boeing Insitu to provide new small unmanned aircraft with sensor payloads for reconnaissance

Blackjack's sensor payload has visible-light imager, mid-wave infrared imager, laser rangefinder, infrared marker, and automatic identification. John Keller June 22, 2021 Read More »


Brunei receives Integrator to monitor maritime areas

The US has supplied the Insitu Integrator UAV system to Brunei. (US Embassy in Brunei) UNMANNED VEHICLES 7th July 2021 - 05:27 GMT | by Gordon Arthur Read More »


Advanced Technology to Enable Drone Integration in Airspace

An advanced Detect and Avoid (DAA) capability is now ready to field in real-world operations after test flights in Australia demonstrated enhanced detection ranges between an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and other airspace users. April 17, 2021 Read More »


Small unmanned aircraft like the Insitu ScanEagle and Blackjack may help reshape naval maritime surveillance

Navy's continued use of aircraft carriers may require enhancing maritime airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Equipping surface ships with small unmanned aerial systems expands their surveillance horizons, lethality, and overall effectiveness at a low cost. by Dan Goure Read More »


Insitu Pacific, Boeing Australia demonstrate ‘detect and avoid’ technology on ScanEagle UAV

Insitu Pacific announced on 1 April that it successfully completed test flights of a ScanEagle UAV fitted with the vision-based ‘Detect and Avoid’ autonomous technology it developed jointly with Boeing Australia. (Insitu Pacific/Boeing Australia) 16 APRIL 2021 by Alessandra Giovanzanti & Greg Murray Read More »


Royal Malaysian Navy Launches ScanEagle UAS Squadron

Admiral Reza inspecting a ScanEagle UAS. RMN picture. Xavier Vavasseur 12 Mar 2021 Read More »


Royal Malaysian Navy inaugurates UAS squadron

A ScanEagle UAV being displayed on its pneumatic launcher at the inauguration ceremony of Malaysia’s 601 Squadron on 4 March 2021. (Royal Malaysian Navy) 09 MARCH 2021 by Ridzwan Rahmat Read More »


Boeing to showcase its latest defense products at IDEX 2021

Photo by Sgt. Roberto Di Giovine American plane-maker and aerospace giant Boeing has confirmed that it will be on-ground exhibiting its diverse range of defense products and services capabilities at the biennial International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) this year. NEWSARMYPRESS RELEASES ByColton Jones Feb 13, 2021 Read More »


Surface Navy 2021: Insitu completes ScanEagle installation on USCG national security cutters

Insitu’s ScanEagle Group 2 endurance mini-UAV. The company has completed installing the aircraft on the US Coast Guard’s fleet of nine national security cutters. (Insitu) 10 JANUARY 2021 by Pat Host Read More »


Researchers succeed in using liquid hydrogen for UAV test

Celebration of successful ScanEagle 3 fuel cell flight simulation by WSU and Insitu team at conclusion of test. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY September 10, 2020 Read More »


Remote training instructs Australian ScanEagle users

TRAINING Remote training instructs Australian ScanEagle users 21st January 2021 - 09:39 GMT | by The Shephard News Team Read More »


Philippine Navy receives ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial system

by Gabriel Dominguez The Philippine Navy (PN) formally received an Insitu Inc ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial system (UAS) from the United States during a “turnover, acceptance and blessing ceremony” held at the Naval Base Heracleo Alano in the Philippine city of Cavite near Manila on 25 November. Read More »


Philippine Navy Takes Delivery Of Eight ScanEagle UAV

080207-N-5366K-286 (Feb. 7, 2008) SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. — A Scan Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is launched from a Mk V Naval Special Warfare boat off the coast of San Clemente Island. This is the first time a Scan Eagle has been launched from this kind of platform, paving the way for possible future UAV operations. NSW uses UAVs for various applications such as intelligence gathering and battle damage assessment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michelle L. Kapica. The Philippine Navy today took delivery of a ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) from the United State at the US Embassy in Manila. According to local media the UAS consists in eight Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV). Xavier Vavasseur 25 Nov 2020 Read More »


Afghanistan to receive more ScanEagles

UNMANNED VEHICLES Afghanistan to receive more ScanEagles 23rd November 2020 - 15:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team Read More »


Boeing Insitu to supply 15 ScanEagle UAVs to Afghan army

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan. Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan’s ISR Capabilities Integration Cell is training, advising and assisting the Afghan National Army on how to best utilize this technology (Picture source: U.S. Army/Lt. Charity Edgar) Defense News November 2020 Global Security army industry POSTED ON FRIDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2020 Read More »


US Army catches ‘air-launched effect’ drones in mid-air using another UAV

Source: US Army Area-I Altius launching from UH-60 Black Hawk The US Army for the first time caught and recovered Area-I Altius “air-launched effects” drones in mid-air using a quadcopter during Project Convergence exercises in August and September. By Garrett Reim, 6 October 2020 Read More »


NDIA Policy Points: Enhance Shipbuilding by Funding Unmanned Vessels

There is a war brewing between the Navy’s plans to restructure the fleet and Congress’ desire to maintain the status quo. 8/31/2020 By Daniel Tiznado Read More »


USMC RQ-21A Blackjack Drones Supported USAF B-1B and B-2’s Long-Range Air Strikes During Australian Drills

A screenshot from a live video recorded by an RQ-21A (top right) during an air strike by U.S. Air Force B-1B bombers (Image credit: U.S. Marine Corps) September 3, 2020 David Cenciotti Drones Read More »


Navy Looking at Upgrades to RQ-21 UAS

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dominick Rollan and Cpl. Jose Reyes, both with Air Combat Element, Marine Rotational Force – Darwin, place the RQ-21A Blackjack on the launcher in preparation for its first flight in Australia at Bradshaw Field Training Area, Northern Territory, Aug. 8, 2020. The RQ-21 provides the Marine Corps a rapidly deployable surveillance asset able to operate in austere forward environments. U.S. Marine Corps / Cpl. Harrison Rakhshani Posted on September 9, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Malaysia to launch competition for drones and manned maritime patrol aircraft

MELBOURNE, Australia — Malaysia is moving ahead with its plans to acquire much-needed manned and unmanned aircraft to enhance maritime security, with the Southeast Asian country announcing that it will be issuing separate tenders for each type. Mike Yeo Defense News•August 25, 2020 Read More »


Marine MV-22 Ospreys Flew In An RQ-21 Drone Unit During An Exercise For The First Time

The exercise highlights the growing importance of drones in the Marine Corps' expeditionary operations plans. By Thomas Newdick and Joseph Trevithick, August 12, 2020 The War Zone Read More »


US Marines bring RQ-21 Blackjack drones to Darwin

Officials from both countries have confirmed that the annual Marine Corps rotation will see RQ-21 Blackjack drones deployed in Australia for the first time. Though delayed by two months due to pandemic restrictions, some 1,200 Marines have departed for Darwin. 23 June 2020 By: Sandy Milne Read More »


US Navy looks for new small ship-borne UAV for possible $1bn programme

The US Navy (USN) is planning a flight demonstration and possible prototyping competition to help find a new ship-borne unmanned air vehicle (UAV). The effort is being run by Innovation and Modernization Patuxent River, a partnership between the Naval Air Warfare Center Air Division AirWorks prototyping group and Georgia Tech Research Institute. Martin UAV V-Bat landing on USNS Spearhead By Garrett Reim26 June 2020 Read More »


SOCOM picks six for MEUAS III task orders

Unmanned Vehicles 26th June 2020 - 15:55 GMT | by The Shephard News Team Read More »


RQ-21 Blackjack drones to be used in Australia by Marines

Australian Marines are set to receive RQ-21 Blackjack drones in support of the annual Marine Corps rotation in Darwin, Australia, according to rotational force commander Colonel David Banning in an interview on Thursday. Josh Spires - Jun. 19th 2020 Read More »


United States delivers six ScanEagle UAVs Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Malaysian Navy

A ScanEagle prepares for launch in Helmand, Afghanistan. ScanEagle systems provide the Afghan National Army with airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (Picture source US Navy). According to a Tweet published on May 7, 2020, by the U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, a first batch of six ScanEagle UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) was delivered to the Royal Malaysian Navy by the United States. The ScanEagle is a small, long-endurance, low-altitude unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by the American Company Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing. May News 2020 Navy Naval Maritime Defense Industry POSTED ON THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020 20:59 Read More »


Artificial intelligence and embedded computing for unmanned vehicles

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Isaiah Trujillo, an unmanned aircraft system maintenance technician, recovers a U.S. Marine Corps RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft at Canon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Ariz. The latest generation of unmanned vehicles operating on land, in the air, and at sea no longer simply are remotely operated. These advanced systems have built-in intelligence to learn from their experiences and make their own decisions. J.R. Wilson May 1st, 2020 Read More »



CYCLE TIME TRIMMED TO 12-MINUTES PER CAPTURE 19 MAY 2020 Hood River, Oregon Read More »


US Air Force Research Lab to Extend Aircraft ISR Range

The US Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is developing a tube-launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that can be deployed from an AC-130 gunship, or similar aircraft, and provide video that will rival that provided by its own sensors. Read More »


Gunship-Launched Drone Approaches Transition Point

INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE 4/19/2017 By Jon Harper Air Force Special Operations Command wants to launch spy drones from its gunships to collect critical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. The program to develop the technology is approaching a key transition point. Read More »


Army tests helicopter-based, tube-launched UAVs

Defense Systems; By Adin Dobkin Oct 04, 2017 In September 2017, the Army continued its plans to field a tube-launched, unmanned system for its tactical warfighter. Rather than deploying from fixed-wing aircraft like similar systems under development in the Navy and Air Force, the Army will use its fleet of helicopters as motherships for these autonomous drones. Read More »


Malaysia receives first batch of six ScanEagle UAVs from US

The Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) has received six ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) under a US-sponsored capability building initiative. Ridzwan Rahmat, Singapore - Jane's Navy International 09 May 2020 Read More »


Malaysia receives first batch of donated ScanEagle UAVs from US

Malaysia has taken delivery of the first 6 of 12 Insitu ScanEagle 2 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) - along with associated equipment - that were gifted by the United States under Washington's Maritime Security Initiative (MSI) programme. Marhalim bin Abas, Kuala Lumpur - Jane's Defence Weekly 26 March 2020 Read More »


Major Advantages to Platform Thanks to its Small Dimensions

While the US military has been losing larger and pricey unmanned aircraft to hostile fire, a small unmanned aircraft is gaining momentum. Last June, Iran shot down a $200 million Global Hawk drone with a locally made surface-to-air missile. Only days earlier, a $16 million Reaper drone was downed in Yemen. Technology Communications Major Advantages to Platform Thanks to its Small Dimensions, Mar 17, 2020 Read More »


Boeing Insitu’s Extended-Range Blackjack Is Changing How The Joint Force Thinks About Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aircraft system won a major award from the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) yesterday for exceeding U.S. Navy readiness goals during deployments in places like the Persian Gulf. Loren ThompsonSenior Contributor Aerospace & Defense I write about national security, especially its business dimensions. Read More »


Indonesia accepts reconnaissance drone, helicopter grant from US

A ScanEagle drone is shown during an Insitu customer event in Mazagon, Spain, on May 15, 2018, (Reuters/Courtesy Insitu/Handout) Gemma Holliani Cahya The Jakarta Post Jakarta / Thu, February 27, 2020 Read More »


Indonesia Accepts US Grant Of ScanEagle Drones, Bell Chopper Upgrade

ScanEagle drone being launched from a frigate Our Bureau 06:49 AM, February 28, 2020 Read More »


UMEX 2020: Insitu-Boeing Introduces Integrator ER Extended Range UAV

American-Company Insitu-Boeing continues to increase its presence in the Middle-East defense and security market showcasing latest technologies and innovation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial vehicles) at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition that takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. February 25, 2020 Military Read More »


Primary weaponry defense system grant from U.S. approved

We have given our approval to the government to receive a grant from the United States (U.S.) of 14 units of Scan Eagle UAV and three units of upgraded Helicopter Bell 412 Equipment Speaker of the House of Representatives’ Commission I, Meutya Hafid. ANTARA/Syamsuddin Hasan/am/ac. Read More »


US Navy Accessorize with CBR Sensors

A group of U.S. Navy researchers designed a new drone accessory for including a chemical, organic, or radiological sensor to a Boeing mounted-wing drone or a DJI octocopter. The invention is known as SCAPEGOAT (Senses CBR Agents Pre-Engagement and Goes Over All Terrain), and it earned the Navy U.S. Patent 10,556,707 on Feb. 11, 2020. Home/News/US Navy Accessorize with CBR Sensors NewsSensors and Control Carlton Peterson Read More »


Blackjack UAS Fielding Complete for Navy, Marine Corps

Marines lift an RQ-21A Blackjack UAS onto a launcher before flight operations aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS John P. Murtha. The fielding of the UAS achieved full operational capability last year. U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Adam Dublinske. Posted on January 16, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Insitu CTO Talks Using Embedded and Edge Processing to Improve UAS Information Delivery

A U.S. Marine places the starter into an RQ-21A Blackjack during a Weapons and Tactics Instructor course at Canon Air Defense Complex in Yuma, Ariz. The United States Marine Corps received the final of 21 Blackjack systems last June. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo) By Frank Wolfe | January 17, 2020 Read More »


Coast Guard Expedites ScanEagle ISR Services for National Security Cutters

A ScanEagle is launched during a Strait of Hormuz transit aboard USS Lewis B. Puller. The U.S. Coast Guard is expediting installation of the unmanned aerial vehicle on its Legend-class national security cutters. U.S. Navy/Chief Logistics Specialist Brandon Cummings. Posted on January 17, 2020 by Richard R. Burgess, Senior Editor Read More »


Surface Navy 2020: Insitu to outfit entire USCG national security cutter fleet with ScanEagles by end of year

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Brazil to operate UAS from ships

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Satellite Link Developed For ScanEagle, Integrator

ScanEagle: Insitu Nov 25, 2019Steve Trimble | Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Read More »


USCG Undertakes New National Security Mission in the Indo-Pacific

A ScanEagle drone prepped for launch on Stratton's flight deck, Nov. 3 (USCG / CPO Sara Muir) BY U.S. COAST GUARD NEWS 2019-11-20 13:56:00 [By Chief Petty Officer Sara Muir] Read More »



FLARES launches and recovers fixed-wing aircraft more-gently than traditional (catapult, standing Skyhook) methods. 18 November 2019 HOOD RIVER, OR Read More »


Orbital makes first flights in Australia

Orbital Corporation has flight tested its propulsion systems in conjunction with customer Insitu Pacific, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing. 11 November 2019 • image: https://yaffa-cdn.s3.amazonaws.com/yaffadsp/images/dmImage/StandardImage/insitu2.png Read More »


FLARES 2.0 Demonstrates VTOL Operations in a Forest Clearing

Hood Tech’s next generation Flying Launch and Recovery System (FLARES 2.0) this month demonstrated flight operations from a 200 foot forest clearing, surrounded by 60-140 foot trees. A fixed-wing UAV was launched into flight and recovered from flight, both operations occurring above the tree-tops. For immediate release Tillamook Unmanned Test Range, Oregon Read More »


Insitu ScanEagle Demonstrates Agility, Maritime Domain Awareness in Finland

Insitu's ScanEagle launches from OPV Turva in the Gulf of Finland during a five-day trial for the Finnish Border Guard. Proven Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) completes successful operations during a five-day trial for the Finnish Border Guard • By Insitu;The Boeing Company;Finnish Border Guard;European Maritime and Fisheries Fund; • Oct 30, 2019 Read More »


International consortium to use drones for Arctic monitoring

The Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic project will use medium altitude long-endurance drones to monitor the Arctic. PHOTO: IDG By Integrated Remote Sensing for the Arctic | October 25, 2019 Read More »


A ‘Game of Drones’ resets the rules in the South China Sea

Eyes on China Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times Sovereignty and the environment By James Borton - - Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Read More »


Pacific 2019: Australia trials ScanEagle UAV for MCM operations

Unmanned Platforms Ridzwan Rahmat, Sydney - Jane's Navy International 08 October 2019 Read More »


Pacific 2019: Australia equips hydrographic survey vessel with ScanEagle UAS

A ScanEagle UAV unit on display at Pacific 2019 Source: IHS Markit/Ridzwan Rahmat Air Platforms Ridzwan Rahmat, Sydney - Jane's Navy International 07 October 2019 Read More »


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



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

The ScanEagle UAV pictured here on its launcher. - Boeing/InSitu NATION Friday, 7 Jun 2019 5:23 PM MYT By Hemananthani Sivanandam Read More »


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

The ScanEagle drone can be launched from a ship without the need for a runway. (Insitu) Unmanned By: Mike Yeo Read More »


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 susidiary 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 »


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