|Occurred in||Washington DC|
|Appearances||Captain America: The Winter Soldier (MCU)|
Project Insight was a top-secret S.H.I.E.L.D operation for world-wide protection. In reality, it was a HYDRA ploy to target and eliminate the 20 million people on Earth that HYDRA had determined to be threats to the organization.
The Project was put forward by Councilman Alexander Pierce, claiming that it was in response to the growing number of super humans , individuals and "unique" events after the battle of New York.
The project itself involved the creation of three heavily-modified S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers, which would strike out at any potential threats before they actually manifested, appalling people such as Steve Rogers at its direct violation of individual freedom.
In 2014, Project Insight was put into effect. Pierce, by then revealed to be a top HYDRA agent, ordered the Helicarriers to be launched, which would target the 20 million HYDRA "threats". The project was foiled, however, by Rogers, Black Widow, and Sam Wilson when they set the three Helicarriers against one another near the Triskelion.