Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) ISR solution provider utilizing AGI products for ICOMC2 system.
Exton, PA June 18, 2013
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial modeling and analysis software for the space, defense and intelligence communities, today announced that Insitu Inc. is using its Systems Tool Kit (STK) software for its new Insitu Common Open-Mission Management Command and Control Station (ICOMC2) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) control system. The flexible ICOMC2 system can be augmented with software plug-ins to incorporate evolving, mission-critical technology such as vehicle-specific modules, map overlays, geographic information systems and video processing systems. Insitu, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, will use AGI's STK Components development software to add the ability to predict radio frequency (RF) communications links into ICOMC2.
"The ability to show a predictive map of RF link coverage, from ground stations to air vehicles and also when the air vehicle is in a communication relay mode, is a major feature for ICOMC2. Integrating this in a simple and easy-to-use manner will be of great benefit to all our ICOMC2 customers. AGI provided the proven and validated technology and the support needed to make this feature work," said Insitu Program Manager of Advanced Ground Architectures, Andrew Hayes.
"AGI is thrilled that our software will be part of the ICOMC2 system, which will greatly improve battlefield situational awareness and aid critical ISR decision making," says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. For more about AGI software capabilities for UAS, visit http://www.agi.com/uas.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems. For more information, visit http://www.agi.com.
Insitu Inc., located in Bingen, Wash., is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Insitu designs, develops and manufactures UAS and provides associated services for commercial, civil and defense applications. With a small footprint and expeditionary focus for both land and sea operations, the company's family of UAS solutions and global mission support serves the needs of worldwide customers. To date, these systems have accumulated more than 715,000 operational hours and 78,000 sorties. For more information, visit http://www.insitu.com.