DoD awards US and FMS Blackjack and ScanEagle UAS contract

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Insitu Inc. USD390.4 million to deliver 69 RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to both domestic and international customers, as well as 93 ScanEagle UASs to undisclosed customers.

The 28 June award comprises 63 attrition-replacement UAVs for the US Marine Corps (USMC) and US Navy (USN), as well as six UASs (comprising 17 UAVs) to Canada, Poland, and Oman (these sales are not broken down into individual UAV numbers).

In addition to the Blackjacks, Insitu Inc. will also deliver up to 93 ScanEagle UASs “in various configurations”, the DoD noted. It did not specify the customer(s) for this portion of the award.

Finally, Insitu Inc has been contracted to provide a range of associated services, including training, test and engineering, development of engineering change proposals, operations support, organisational level maintenance, field service representatives, land and ship surveys, hardware site activations, hardware installs, repairs, and data. Full article:

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