By Nick Gilbert
Insitu recently declared that earlier this year Insitu Common Open-mission Management Command and Control (ICOMC2) system has launched its Integrator Unmanned Aircraft System in a one-hour, 20-minute flight in eastern Oregon.
Insitu Integrator Unmanned Aircraft System
ICOMC2 is an advanced UAS control system provided with software plug-ins for integrating the upcoming mission-critical technology. Using software developer’s kit, third parties can develop and quickly integrate applications such as map overlays, vehicle-specific modules, video processing systems, and geographic information systems.
ISR imagery can be kept within the context of the larger battlefield using an advanced video overlay system (AVOS). During situations where targets move beyond the view of one unmanned aircraft platform and within the view of another, tracking of networked targets can be achieved in addition to maintaining situational awareness and positive identification. The system has the potential to display prerecorded or live video from any STANAG 4586-compliant UAS, and combines video with a wide range of data, including address grids, maps and elevation, geo-location ellipses, and automatic identification system.
ICOMC2 uses combat-proven ScanEagle command and control system and represents the human factors improvement achieved from over 600,000 combat flight hours.
The ICOMC2-based first flight includes an in-built vehicle-specific module plug-in created by Insitu for Integrator.
Based in Bingen, Washington, Insitu is Boeing Company’s wholly owned subsidiary. ICOMC2 forms a part of Boeing's overall COMC2 architecture created for supporting Boeing's complete line of unmanned systems.