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Insitu contracted for RQ-21A UAVs for US, Canada, Poland and Oman

1st July 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Insitu has been awarded a $390.3 million contract to provide RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicles to the US Navy, US Marine Corps and a number of foreign military sales (FMS) customers. 

Under the terms of the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, up to 63 attrition air vehicles will be provided to the US customers as well as up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems, and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for FMS customers Canada, Poland and Oman.

Insitu will also provide up to 93 ScanEagle UAVs in various configurations, a US Department of Defense contract notification stated.  

The contract also provides associated services including training, test and engineering, operations support, organisational level maintenance, field service representatives, land and ship surveys, hardware installs, repairs and data. 

Work will be performed in Washington plus other locations both inside and outside the continental United States, and is expected to be completed in June 2022. 

Fiscal 2019 operation and maintenance funds from the navy, fiscal 2019 building partnership capacity funds, and FMS funds amounting to $9.9 million were provided at the time of award.

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