Category Archives: Defense_and_Security

Insitu awarded $43.7 million military contract

Insitu, a wholly owned independent subsidiary of Boeing, announced that it has been awarded a $43.7 million contract to supply up to 56 of its Integrator unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. The aircraft, which … Continue reading

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Defense Symposium will address technology transfer opportunities – Aug. 12 in Bremerton

Representatives of the Pacific Northwest region’s maritime systems and military contracting communities will convene at the 2nd annual Pacific Northwest Defense Symposium to share insights and issues confronting the industry and to network with government personnel. WTC will be on … Continue reading

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Modumetal receives Luis Villalobos Award

Modumetal, a Seattle–based company developing a nanolaminated material for use in defense and transportation, has received the inaugural Luis Villalobos Award. The award was created by the Angel Capital Association and named after Luis Villalobos who was the founder of … Continue reading

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nLIGHT, Lockheed Martin Aculight, among the Washington companies receiving millions in job-creating Defense spending

U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced October 6, 2009 that the $63 million in federal defense work for Washington state companies that she included in the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations bill has passed the full Senate. Senator Murray is … Continue reading

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Insitu unmanned aircraft are now helping to fight forest fires

The Vancouver Sun reports that Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft “are being flown through thick smoke over intense wildfires to map where fire lines are holding and where flames are spreading.” University of Alaska research staff have been flying the planes … Continue reading

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Insitu expands production operations, employees and revenue from its base in rural Bingen, Washington

Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary which makes unmanned aerial vehicles in Bingen, Washington, announced that it has produced its 1,000th ScanEagle unmanned aircraft system and that it is expanding production to a facility in Stevenson, Washington. According to The Oregonian, “The … Continue reading

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Microvision secures $1M contract from Lockheed Martin

Microvision, a Redmond-based developer of light-scanning technologies, has secured a $1,000,000 subcontract from Lockheed Martin Corporation to develop a daylight-readable, see-through, low-profile, ergonomic eyewear display. According to a Microvision press release, “This subcontract is part of DARPA’s Urban Leader Tactical … Continue reading

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Insitu: the origin and evolution of its unmanned aircraft

The Seattle Times explores the history and evolution of Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary which makes unmanned aerial vehicles in Bingen, Washington. From finding tuna to supporting military reconnaissance, Insitu grew from a three-person company in 1998 to a six-hundred person … Continue reading

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Modumetal gains $1.5M in new funding round

TechFlash reports that Modumetal, a Seattle-based developer of nanostructured materials, has raised more than $1.5 million in a new funding round from Second Avenue Partners, the Alliance of Angels, and other investors. Related external links (will open a new window): … Continue reading

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Boeing’s acquisition of Insitu buys small-company culture; provides market power

Flight International, an international aerospace news weekly magazine, goes behind the scenes of Insitu and Boeing to see how the organizations will pair their cultural strengths in the growing market for unmanned aerial systems. Related external links (will open a … Continue reading

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