Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has signed a contract to deliver ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) for comprehensive operational evaluation by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). The UAS will be operated by the JGSDF to assist in disaster recovery and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
“Insitu Pacific is very pleased to partner with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in the provision of the ScanEagle UAS for evaluation by Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force. MHI has substantial experience and capability in the aerospace domain, and the JGSDF has a track record of acquiring only world-class combat systems,” said Insitu Pacific Managing Director Andrew Duggan. “The well proven ScanEagle UAS will substantially improve the real-time ISR picture for JGSDF’s UAS operators and commanders alike.”
Insitu Pacific, located in Queensland, Australia, has provided UAS services to defence, civil and commercial interests in the Asia-Pacific region since June 2009. It is a subsidiary of U.S.-based Insitu Inc.