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Contributor: PR Newswire New York
Thursday, June 14 2018 - 04:17
AsiaNet
Insitu Awarded Multi-Year Contract to Provide UAS ISR Services for U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Fleet
BINGEN, Washington, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Insitu's ScanEagle will provide small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) ISR 
services aboard the entire U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter fleet 
thanks to a USCG contract award announced on June 7.

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The service contract is valued at approximately $117 million and covers the 
installation and deployment of sUAS for 200 hours per 30-day operational patrol 
period. ScanEagle will conduct surveillance, detection, classification and 
identification operations. It will also support prosecution by providing 
real-time imagery, data, target illumination, communications relay and other 
capabilities to the fleet and other government platforms as needed. 

In 2016, Insitu won the contract to provide sUAS ISR services aboard one 
National Security Cutter, the USCGC STRATTON. By January 2018, ScanEagle had 
directly assisted the ship's crews in seizing more than $1.5 billion of cocaine 
and heroin, contributing to the USCG's record-breaking year for drug busts in 
2017. 

"When ScanEagle initially deployed with the STRATTON, we recognized what an 
incredible opportunity we had to partner with the U.S. Coast Guard to bring 
dynamic improvements to mission effectiveness and change aviation history," 
said Don Williamson, vice president and general manager, Insitu Defense. 

The contract award also marks a major milestone for the acquisition process. 
"The sUAS has already proven itself to be a transformational technology, and 
the deployment of this capability to the entirety of the NSC fleet is an 
incredibly important first step in realizing the Coast Guard's vision of 
fleet-wide UAS implementation," said Cmdr. Daniel Broadhurst, who served as 
unmanned aircraft systems division chief in the Office of Aviation Forces. "The 
Coast Guard is excited to award the contract for the service's first class-wide 
sUAS to Insitu." 

"The USCG will continue to push the limits of unmanned aviation," said 
Williamson. "We are proud to have earned the opportunity to continue to support 
the invaluable service the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard provide to 
this country."  

The U.S. Coast Guard began infrastructure installation in April 2018, with 
plans to begin installing hardware on Coast Guard Cutters James in fall 2018, 
Munro in late winter 2019 and Bertholf in late spring or early summer 2019.

About Insitu 
Insitu is an industry-leading provider of information for superior decision 
making. With offices in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, the company 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. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing 
Company. For more information, visit insitu.com ( 
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Contact:
Jenny Beloy
Insitu Defense Media Relations
+1 509.637.6196
jennifer.beloy@insitu.com

SOURCE: Insitu, Inc.