BRISBANE, Oct. 16, 2023 — Insitu Pacific (IPL) and Innovaero will collaborate on an integrated solution for a long-range strike capability using uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS), providing a versatile solution in an increasingly complex battlespace.

The work underway will coordinate:
– IPL’s Integrator, which provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and
– Innovaero’s One-Way Loitering (OWL) munition which can strike a long-range target after flying directly to it or circling overhead.

“This unified approach would combine uncrewed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and long-range strike capabilities to rapidly deliver direct effects in the engagement zone without the need for crews in larger air assets being put at risk,” said Andrew Duggan, managing director Insitu Pacific.

“The concept is designed to achieve seamless integration with current Australian Defence Force systems, including the Integrator, and offers great potential to become an integral strike asset.”

Together, the companies will develop, test, and field the collaborative system using Insitu Pacific’s common ground control station (GCS) and INEXA software to control both UAS and long-range OWLs. Operators would command both assets through the common GCS.

“The versatility of the proposed combined ISR and strike solution provides a significantly shorter ‘sensor to shooter’ loop to engage emerging threats,” said Simon Grosser, Innovaero Group CEO.

“Our collaboration with Insitu Pacific builds on our work with Defence in Australia to develop an Australian loitering munitions capability, and offers an integrated solution for long range UAS target detection and effective engagement.”

Development and testing for the Integrator/OWL system will continue through 2023.

The announcement builds on a Memorandum of Agreement established between Insitu Pacific and Innovaero in July 2021 to strengthen the development of Australian technology for uncrewed aerial systems.

About Insitu Pacific

Located in Brisbane, Australia Insitu Pacific was established in 2009 as a division of Insitu Inc and serves defence customers across the Asia-Pacific region and global commercial customers. We utilise expert in-house knowledge and skills to deliver trusted and proven uncrewed aircraft systems and end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and managing sensor data. To date, Insitu systems have accumulated more than 1.4 million flight hours. Insitu Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company.

About Innovaero

Innovaero is an Australian company that delivers innovative sovereign aeronautical design, certification, manufacturing, and sustainment. Innovaero has a track record of delivering world-class outcomes for clients in Australia, the United States, and Canada. Located on both the West and East Coast of Australia, Innovaero provides end-to-end sovereign industrial capability, including product design, certification, manufacturing, systems integration, and support services that enable customers to see beyond adversaries and respond decisively.

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Post Image- Insitu Integrator (Post Image Credit: Insitu Pacific)