BINGEN, Wash., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Insitu Pacific, Australia-based subsidiary of Insitu Inc., announced today it won the Australian Defence Magazine-sponsored Team of the Year Award for 2010's best Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Small to Medium Enterprise Team. Insitu Pacific won the award in concert with Army Aviation Systems Program Office (AASPO) Unmanned Air Vehicle Management Unit for their collaborative efforts delivering ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) services to the Australian Army in Australia and Afghanistan.
"Delivering operationally flexible, advanced UAS capabilities to the Australian Defence Force requires the highest standard of industry and defence collaboration," said Insitu Pacific Managing Director Andrew Duggan. "This award clearly demonstrates that Insitu Pacific is setting the standard together with our DMO partners in the AASPO UAV Management Unit."
Australian Defence Magazine recognises annually the efforts of DMO and industry to work together to sustain and equip the Australian Defence Force. Insitu Pacific and AASPO also received the DMO/Industry Team of the Year award in the Sustainment category at the awards dinner held before an audience of senior Australian defence figures on February 15 at Old Parliament House in Canberra.
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.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned independent subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial and military applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions serves the needs of the global defence community. To date, these systems have accumulated nearly 440,000 combat flight hours and 53,000 sorties. For more information, visit www.insitu.com.
SOURCE Insitu Pacific