Insitu wins contract to deliver Integrator UAS to Netherlands


Insitu has been contracted by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence (NMoD) to deliver Integrator unmanned aircraft systems (UASs).

Under the short range tactical UAV (SRTUAV) contract, Insitu will supply three Integrator systems that will replace the ScanEagle systems currently in service with the NMoD defence forces.

Insitu president and CEO Ryan M. Hartman said: "Whether the mission is to support boots on the ground or increase safety in commercial marketplaces, our team is dedicated to providing our customers with the solutions they need to make critical decisions.

"We are proud to continue to support the Royal defence forces with the capabilities they need to ensure security for the Netherlands and their global allies."

Deliveries of the Integrator systems are expected to begin in 2018.

The Integrator is a multi-mission, long-endurance UAS that is capable of carrying custom payloads for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The UAS has been designed to carry out land and maritime operations, including force protection, target acquisition and battle damage assessment.

With a payload capacity of 18kg, the air vehicle supports an evolving set of sensors, delivers line-of-sight communications up to 55nm, and is supported by runway-independent launch and recovery systems.

Insitu’s Integrator is controlled by ICOMC2, which enables one operator to control multiple unmanned vehicles from a single workstation.

It is the baseline aircraft for the RQ-21A Blackjack, a programme of record with the US Navy and Marine Corps that achieved full-rate production in 2016.