Today, I was visiting Insitu's flight test site in Gilliam County, Oregon. I'd been there before in June, where I witnessed the launch and recovery of a ScanEagle drone. While last time I only managed to record the launch, this time I only got the recovery.
But Insitu was also showing-off their latest Integrator drone. It's much larger than the ScanEagle and will form the basis of the future US Navy and Marine Corps RQ-21A STUAS drone fleet. While the full-up version has completed developmental and operational testing on land and is gearing up for sea-trials, the Department of the Navy has bought two Integrators for an early operational capability.Apparently, there are other customers for the Integrator, but Insitu is not allowed to say exactly whom though.