Canada orders RQ-21A Blackjack UAS
The deal will see one RQ-21A Blackjack delivered to the Canadian Army in the 2017 timeframe.
This marks the first international sale for the RQ-21A. Built by Insitu, Blackjack is comprised of five air vehicles, two ground control stations, and runway-independent launch and recovery equipment. The UAS is eight feet long with a wingspan of 16ft and endurance of 10-12 hours. Its open-architecture configuration designed to integrate multiple sensor payloads.
Col Eldon Metzger, PMA-263 program manager, said: ‘We are very pleased to have our Canadian allies and neighbours as our first foreign military sales case and look forward to helping them grow their small tactical UAS capability and ensure maximum interoperability with our assets, if desired.’
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