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A Message from our President & CEO

Caring for our community is an important part of Insitu’s culture. In doing so, we recognize we are more than an employer. Our team is made up of neighbors, friends, family and volunteers who share this core value and act upon it every day. We do this by engaging within our community as volunteers. By serving in civic organizations such as city councils and non-profits. By being good stewards of the beautiful landscapes we call home. By promoting and supporting STEM education opportunities in our area to build a robust pipeline of talented employees into the next generation of Insitu innovation. By promoting a workforce united by diversity and empowered by a common mission.

We strive to build upon our presence in these ways and are constantly searching for new opportunities to help elevate the places we live and work. In doing so, it is my commitment as CEO to not only ensure Insitu grows sustainably, but that we as a company continue to engage with our communities to make certain that growth is felt in a positive way. I invite you to learn more about all that we are doing to make these things happen by exploring the following pages and reaching out to us directly at any time.

Thank you for being part of the Insitu story!

Ryan M. Hartman

Community Engagement

Partnering to build better and more remarkable communities.

STEM Education

Nurturing young, local talent for the future.

Environmental Sustainability

Committing to being smart stewards and good neighbors.

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Uniting with purpose, action and integrity.

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Insitu History

Insitu History

In 1994 we got our start in a pole barn garage in Bingen, Washington. We were engineering Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) initially to monitor weather, which later lead to working with the tuna industry. The incredible agility, responsiveness and safety of our UAS got us thinking: We can do more. We can expedite the efforts of search and rescue teams, come to the aid of emergency response personnel, help troops in the field and civilians stay safe and so much more.So we did just that, all while pioneering a now-global industry along the way.

  • 1998 – Insitu Unmanned Aircraft becomes the first to cross the Atlantic
  • 2004 – ScanEagle Deploys with US Marine Corps
  • 2008 – Insitu acquired by The Boeing Company
  • 2009 – Insitu opens facility in Queensland, Australia
  • 2010 – Insitu wins Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System STUAS Program of Record
  • 2015 – Insitu acquires 2d3 Sensing to enhance imaging and intelligence services
  • 2016 – Insitu surpasses 1,000 employees
  • 2016 – Insitu establishes a new Commercial Business Unit to include a presence at Mississippi State University
  • 2017 – Insitu reaches 1,000,000 operational flight hour milestone
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Insitu’s Vision for Community Education

Insitu’s Vision for Community Education

We strive to support a pipeline for full-circle education, building partnerships and creating proactive enthusiasm around STEM education in the spirit of building a strong community while bolstering talent for our industry.

STEM education outreach throughout the year includes:

  • Sponsorship of teams participating in FIRST Lego League, FIRST Lego League Jr., FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST Robotics Competition. This is through the support of organizations like the Gorge Technology Alliance (GTA) and Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program (ORTOP).
  • STEM Student Tech Tours for high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and homeschool students in the Gorge
  • March for Science, local presentations, events and parades
  • Summer internship programs for high school and college students
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For questions or additional information, please email us at community@insitu.com