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.

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.