DOI awards Insitu contract for small unmanned aircraft systems services


Boeing Company subsidiary Insitu has received a contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to provide fire suppression services within the contiguous 48 states and Alaska using its ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), the company said.

Per the contract, Insitu will support manned aerial operations Including fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency management, and other operations as needed on a call when needed basis.

ScanEagle will provide near real-time fire line maps and wide-area, high-resolution imagery intelligence to assist with fire suppression planning. With these payloads onboard, ScanEagle can “fly the gaps,” operating in dense smoke and darkness, when manned aircraft typically are grounded due to hazardous flying conditions for pilots.

Insitu creates and supports unmanned systems and software technology that deliver end-to-end solutions for collecting, processing and understanding sensor data. We proudly serve the diverse needs of our global customers in the defense, government and commercial industries. To date, our systems have accumulated more than one million flight hours and nearly 125,000 sorties.