BINGEN, Wash., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu announced today the launch of its partnership with Santos Lab, a leading/innovative developer and manufacturer of hand launched unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The alliance further demonstrates Insitu's commitment to meeting the diversified needs of the Brazilian Armed Forces by forming strategic, long-term relationships with proven Brazilian companies.
"Partnering with Santos Lab is the first step in establishing a local presence for technology transfer, which will enable Insitu's UAS business in Brazil to grow. We are excited to team with Santos Lab - one of the country's most successful indigenous UAS companies," said Insitu President and CEO Steve Morrow.
Joining forces with a young, innovative company such as Santos Lab is a natural fit for Insitu; the company is proud of its own entrepreneurial beginnings nearly two decades ago. Insitu quickly recognized Santos Lab's potential to grow their capabilities in synch with its own growing need for a local partner to handle more complex requirements and execute Insitu's capability roadmap.
"Having a local partner that is already serving the Brazilian Armed Forces is a great strategic advantage. We look forward to jointly developing solutions for the current and future needs of the Brazilian Armed Forces," said Insitu Business Development Executive Juan R. Gomez, an Insitu business development executive for Southern Europe and Latin America.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 680,000 combat flight hours and 76,000 sorties. For more information, visit www.insitu.com.
SOURCE Insitu, Inc.