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