Insitu Pacific demonstrated next generation sensor capabilities and autonomous technologies in California as part of the U.S. Army’s Project Convergence 2022 late last year.
At the request of the Australian Defence Force, Insitu Pacific supported the U.S. Army Futures Command experiment to inform the U.S. Army’s modernisation Campaign of Learning, with the Integrator uncrewed aircraft system (UAS).
“The Insitu Integrator Tactical UAS capability provided a dedicated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability and opportunity to test the integration of advanced payload options to inform the future growth path of Australia’s LAND 129 Phase 3 project,” said Colonel Dave Klomp, Commander Australian Contingent, Project Convergence 2022, Land Capability Division.
“It also assisted in the development of joint coalition targeting and network capability through live force experimentation.”
Insitu Pacific demonstrated advanced telescope and targeting payloads – including the Alticam 14 and EO950 sensors and advanced payloads – from both Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Fort Irwin.
“We are investing in future technology beyond our initial Integrator deliveries to the Australian Army to ensure our customers have access to superior intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as the battlespace becomes increasingly complex,” said Andrew Duggan, Managing Director, Insitu Pacific.
“Project Convergence with its focus on interoperability between Army allies provided an operationally relevant environment to demonstrate the additional capabilities available as part of our family of systems.”
Project Convergence 2022 evaluated around 300 technologies, including long-range fires, UAS, autonomous fighting vehicles and next-generation sensors, and focused on advancing joint and multi-national interoperability in future operational environments. The joint force and multi-national partners will use key learning and experimentation outcomes to refine new military technologies, many of which offer state-of-the-art problem solving and network integration capabilities for the future fight.
The Australian government announced in March 2022 that Insitu Pacific and the Integrator were selected to provide the new TUAS for the Australian Army’s LAND 129 Phase 3 program.
The contract includes delivery and initial support of the Integrator UAS as well as associated ground systems and key integration services. Of note, the majority of manufacture, and all assembly, will be performed in Australia.
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