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NAVAIR casts net for unmanned ISR services

7th February 2019 - 15:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London

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Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has made public its intention of a contract for sea-based UAS ISR services aboard a maritime support vessel (MSV), it announced on 4 February.

Seemingly, the timing of the announcement has caught major contenders unaware with Insitu unable to divulge details whilst Textron has said its Aerosonde platform variants could be put forward.

The US DoD contract notice stated that the competition would be exclusive to the two aforementioned UAS primes.

The announcement stated on the system’s timelines: ‘The resultant contract will consist of a two-year pre-deployment period, a one-year base period, a one-year option

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Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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