Brunei introduces new Insitu Integrator unmanned aerial system


His Highness Sultan Bolkiah of Brunei getting briefed on the Insitu Integrator UAS. Photo c/o Infofoto through The Scoop.

The Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAF) has unveiled its latest asset in the form of new Integrator unmanned aerial system (UAS) delivered by American company Insitu Inc.

The new Integrator UAS was presented to the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam and Supreme Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah as part of the 60th anniversary of the armed forces.

US Charge d’Affaires Emily Fleckner and Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation Commander Randall Jones were present in the ceremony and met with His Majesty the Sultan.

The Integrator UAS would allow the RBAF to have a more effective and integrated maritime security surveillance capability as part of maintaining peace and security in the region.

The Integrator, made by Insitu Inc, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is considered as one of the most versatile UAS in its class, with a modular design to suit mission requirements.

The Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has a length of 2.5 meters, a wingspan of 4.9 meters, a maximum takeoff weight of 74.8 kilograms, and a maximum payload weight of 18 kilograms.

Sensor options may include an EO telescope with high-zoom day FMV, dual imager using MWIR/EO day and night FMV, ViDAR maritime surface search, laser designators and rangefinders, and others.

The Integrator UAV has an endurance of more than 24 hours, a maximum ceiling of 5,940 meters, and a maximum speed of more than 90 knots.

[1] US Embassy in Brunei Darussalam

[2] The Scoop

[3] Insitu Inc

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