Insitu, the Boeing-owned unmanned aircraft maker, just completed its first successful test flight for the Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS) Block 2, the latest release of the Integrator system.
The technology upgrades include an extended temperature limit of 120 degrees and an improved sensor turret that helps identify objects more clearly during day and night missions.
“We are very pleased with the successful first flight and honored to provide enhanced capabilities for our customers,” Insitu Senior VP of Integrator Programs Ryan Hartman said in a press release. “Insitu prides itself on continued innovation to ensure that our customers have the latest and greatest technologies available on Insitu UAS.”
The Integrator is a twin-boomed, single-engined monoplane designed to enable a variety of payload options. It can takeoff and land from both land and sea without nets or runways. The aircraft weighs 135 pounds and can fly for up to 24 hours.
Insitu is based in Bingen, Washington and was purchased by Boeing in 2008. The company just won a contract from the U.S. Special Ops Command.
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