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UAE requests RQ-21A Blackjack UAS

28th May 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale of RQ-21A Blackjack UAS to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on 24 May.

In a package worth $80 million, the UAE has requested 20 RQ-21A Blackjack UAS. Also included are 40 GPS with Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module Type II, air vehicle support equipment including eight Ground Control Stations, four launchers, and four retrievers; spare and repair parts and support services.

If the sale goes ahead, Insitu will be the prime contractor.

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