Building partnerships to grow Australian Industry Capability

For over 10 years, Insitu Pacific has grown partnerships and relationships with local industry and SMEs to develop a powerful and innovative local capability for unmanned system services, maintenance, development and payloads as well as custom data analytics for both defence and commercial customers.

Insitu Pacific, Nova Systems team up for Australian-led LAND 129 solution

Insitu Pacific signed a teaming agreement with Nova Systems as part of its Australian-industry-led proposal to supply tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the Australian Army under LAND 129 Phase 3. The addition of Nova Systems to the Insitu Pacific team supports a low-risk solution and ensures a rapid, fully operational capability can be delivered to Army.

“Insitu Pacific’s experienced Australian team and our AS9100D certification underpin the delivery of a fully compliant and documented system,” said Andrew Duggan, Managing Director, Insitu Pacific. “Our solution is further strengthened by Nova Systems as acknowledged Australian experts in working through all the engineering and testing steps necessary to deliver complex UAS to the ADF. They will bring this extensive experience and expertise to bear as part of Insitu Pacific’s LAND 129 solution for Army,” Duggan said.

As one of the key Australian industry partners to form part of the comprehensive Insitu Pacific UAS offering to Army, Nova Systems is a sovereign partner and key contributor to the defence and security of Australia. For over 20 years, Nova Systems has been a trusted provider to the Australian Defence Force in the development and delivery of test, evaluation, certification and systems assurance, capabilities critical to Defence.

“Nova Systems brings the right mix of engineering and next-gen technical skills to the Insitu Pacific LAND 129 Team,” said Peter Tippner, General Manager Aerospace and Surveillance, Nova Systems. “Our team of expert engineers has an in-depth understanding of the customer’s requirements, based on their experience with Shadow 200, and ADF UAS capabilities since 2008. Our proven ability to integrate complex systems into the Australian Defence Force within acquisition projects such as AIR7000 Phase 1B Triton and AIR7003 Armed UAS capability, ensures that full operational capability can be achieved rapidly, with minimal risk.”

Army’s goals for capability procurement under LAND 129 include requirements to ensure that the UAS delivered are flexibly able to operate in Commercial airspace in Australia or overseas on deployment. This drives a focus on providing proven systems with extensive testing data and technical detail to enable the work necessary with Defence and Civil regulators to support these type of operations.

“The suppliers and partners we’ve assembled set the foundation for long-term Australian industry capability growth. Insitu Pacific is the local, established and low-risk Tactical UAS partner for the Commonwealth, and we’re ready to deliver, grow and sustain the next generation of Army Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems,” Duggan said.

Contact Rebecca Kind, Insitu Pacific Media Relations:
+61 481 005 298

Orbital UAV flight testing program

The partnership between Insitu Pacific and Orbital UAV continues to expand on the capabilities of Orbital UAV’s Australian designed and built N20 engine series. With the rapid pace of change in Remotely Piloted Aircraft System technology, it is vital for our defence customers to have a strong Australian industry base and maintain local cutting edge capability. Over 300 hours of flight testing was recently achieved at Insitu Pacific’s testing and training facility in Queensland, and this partnership is a powerful example of growing local, world-leading Australian Industry Capability.

While Insitu Pacific has been flight testing its own unique payload designs and customer deliveries for the past 10 years, the activity with Orbital UAV is contributing important new performance and life-cycle data for the ScanEagle® product line globally, and is supporting the continuous drive to innovate and define leading unmanned aircraft systems into the next decade.