American-Company Insitu-Boeing continues to increase its presence in the Middle-East defense and security market showcasing latest technologies and innovation of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial vehicles) at UMEX 2020, the International Unmanned Defense Systems Exhibition that takes place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
AT UMEX 2020, Insitu-Boeing introduces Integrator Extended Range (Integrator ER), an enhanced version of the Integrator unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The Integrator ER is designed to perform a range of missions including maritime patrol, search-and-rescue (SAR), signal intelligence (SIGNIT), intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and target designation missions.
The Integrator Extended Range design has a 200-nautical mile radius with 10 hours on station, or 480 km with six hours on station, according to Insitu-Boeing. It has a length of 2.5 m and its wingspan is 4.9 m. It has a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 65.8 kg.
The Integrator ER is fitted with SATCOM BLOS extending the flight distance potential from industry-standard, line-of-sight ranges of 50-70 nm to BLOS ranges of 200-300 nm, delivering more tha 10 hours of time on target at 200 nm and six hours at 300 nm. Eliminating line-of-sight restrictions grants users access to previously unreachable targets, supporting greater information collection and better decision making.
According to Insitu-Boein, the Integrator ER allows users to save money by augmenting higher cost systems with a small UAS, which frees up the larger strike-capable unmanned assets to conduct more of the kinetic missions for which they were designed.
Additionally, Integrator ER will put more eyes and ears in dangerous environments globally, giving troops on the ground a common operating picture that heightens their awareness and brings them home safely.