The Brisbane-based manufacturer has been selected to deliver a tranche of UAS platforms to the Australian Army as part of a $650 million investment in local capability.
The Commonwealth government has contracted wholly-owned Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific to supply 24 ‘Integrator’ tactical uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) to the Australian Army under the LAND 129 Phase 3 project.
The acquisition and initial contract period with Insitu Pacific are estimated to be worth approximately $307 million, and forms part of a new $650 million Commonwealth government investment in Defence capability.
The contract also includes the delivery of associated ground systems and prime systems integrator services.
The platforms are set to be manufactured from the company’s facility in Brisbane, with delivery expected in 2023 and 2024.
The Integrator platforms are designed to deliver enhanced intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR) capabilities, while also supporting the acquisition of targets for weapons systems across the Australian Defence Force.
Andrew Duggan, managing director of Insitu Pacific, welcomed the opportunity to support the enhancement of Army capability.