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October 5th, 2011
Insitu Pacific Monitors Marine Mammals with ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System

 Insitu Pacific, the Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today that it has concluded the second phase of a landmark trial conducted in partnership with Murdoch University that aims to determine if unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a cost-effective, capable alternative to manned assets for surveying marine mammals. During the two-week operation, Insitu Pacific’s ScanEagle UAS captured up to 3,000 images of humpback whales daily. The trial also demonstrated ScanEagle’s ability to operate effectively in Class G commercial airspace, a key step toward expanding civil airspace to incorporate unmanned systems more widely. Read More