Tag Archives: Insitu

Industry analyst very bullish on potential Insitu UAV sales

23 Aug

Interesting — and very optimistic — look in Defense News online at Insitu’s niche in the military unmanned aircraft market. Lexington Institute analyst Daniel Gouré says “Insitu’s small, quiet aircraft will ‘start to press up against some of the’ capabilities and missions of bigger UAVs such as the Predator and Reaper.”

The article continues:

“Gouré said the miniaturization trend also opens the door for sales to small militaries who want cost-effective, reliable and small planes as their primary UAVs.

“I honestly think it’s going to be hundreds of millions of dollars, if not billions, over time” in international sales, said the analyst.

“Everybody knows they’re going to have to get into the UAV game” and buying Insitu’s planes is far cheaper than developing a domestic UAV or buying Predator or Reaper style systems, he said.

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Insitu scores $43.7 million Navy contract for unmanned surveillance aircraft

30 Jul

Thanks to Bruce Peterson of Sailworks, longtime local speed merchant and windsurfing sail designer, for the tip that Insitu has won a $43.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to develop unmanned aircraft.

That’s the best I can do without using a bunch of acronyms. For that version, see the official press release.

Thanks, Bruce, and congrats to Insitu.

Big deal for Insitu

23 May

Story in Seattle Times says Bingen-based Insitu has scored a major $250 contract to provide additional drone surveillance to the military. In the parlance of aerial warfare, I guess we’d call that a direct hit. More money, more jobs, more trickle down and out to the locals who supply the guys and gals who make and fly the ScanEagle. Congrats to Steve Sliwa and the A-team.