Insitu Pacific Pty Ltd has been chosen by the Australian Government as the preferred supplier to provide the new Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to the Australian Army under LAND129 Phase 3.
The contract includes delivery and initial support of Insitu’s Integrator UAS as well as associated Ground Systems and Prime Systems Integrator services, with the majority of manufacture and all assembly to be completed in Australia. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2022 with delivery expected through 2023 and 2024.
“Our Insitu Pacific team is honored to be selected to provide this vital capability to the Australian Army,” said Andrew Duggan managing director of Insitu Pacific. “The introduction of Integrator’s surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities will be a significant force multiplier for the complex challenges Army faces today and in the future.”
In service globally, the Integrator is a proven, expeditionary UAS that delivers enduring multi-domain effects to enable a 24/7 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability. The system is designed with open architecture, and supports modular and field-swappable payloads to deliver increased operational effects for Army across the wider multi-domain environment.
As part of its solution for Army, the existing supply base has been supplemented with a team of over 20 Australian suppliers including Ascent Vision Technologies Australia, Orbital UAV, Nova Systems Australia, LSM Advanced Composites and Jayben Group.
“Our suppliers bring home-grown, Australian innovation and ingenuity to the program,” Duggan said. “The delivery of the Integrator system to Army will be underpinned by our shared commitment to further develop sovereign capability and supports the growth of businesses directly on our team, as well as their respective ecosystems of Australian suppliers.”
Australian suppliers will directly support critical capabilities for UAS growth and sustainability through the life of the system, including sensing and software, advanced materials and propulsion, and seamless integration with existing and planned Australian Defence Force systems.