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Risk of operational delays gifts Insitu US Navy ISR contract

4th October 2019 - 16:45 GMT | by Tim Martin in London

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The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a sole source ISR contract to Insitu in support of the Expeditionary Mobile Base (ESB) USS Lewis B Puller , on grounds that any other industry arrangement would have forced a two-month delay to operations.

Under the pair’s older contract which expired in September, the manufacturer’s ScanEagle UAS was tasked with delivering 300 hours of ISR coverage – with the new contract seeing a 17% reduction in that service – now down to 250 hours.  

Had a separate contractor been considered, Lewis B Puller would have had to ‘remain pierside

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