ScanEagle Surpasses 17,000 Combat Flight Hours with Canadian Forces

(Bingen, Wash., June 2, 2010) -- Insitu Inc.'s ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system (UAS) recently logged more than 17,000 combat flight hours and 1,700 sorties with the Canadian Forces, delivering the most advanced intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) to meet the mission-critical needs of Canadian defence customers. Insitu's Canadian partner ING Engineering deploys field service representatives with extensive military backgrounds to provide cutting-edge ISR in support of Canadian defence efforts in Afghanistan and Canada. ScanEagle has been deployed with the Canadian Forces in theater since 2008 and it recently completed a successful maritime flight demonstration aboard Canadian naval vessel HMCS Glace Bay. Insitu has experience operating in various environments and performing multiple missions, from anti-piracy and counter-terrorism missions to Arctic research and emergency response exercises. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in cooperation with The University of Alaska, used ScanEagle in the Bering Sea to monitor ice seal habitat preferences and sensitivity to climate change. ScanEagle's capability of operating in cold-weather environments makes this versatile UAS an ideal solution for various Canadian defence, security and environmental needs, including remote cold-weather missions. "We have a proven track record supporting Canadian operations overseas," said Insitu Vice President of Sustainment Operations and General Manager Mary Margaret Evans. "And we look forward to continuing and expanding our relationship with Canadian Forces in the future."

Source: Insitu
Date: Jun 3, 2010