US Marine Corps Orders Full Rate Production of RQ-21 Blackjack Drones


Released on Monday, June 12, 2017
United States of America
RQ-21A Blackjack
UAS - Unmanned Aircraft System
US - United States
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded $8,029,090 for modification P00008 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-16-C-0054) to exercise an option for the procurement of one full rate production Lot I RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for the Marine Corps. The UAS consists of air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, air vehicle support equipment kit, and systems engineering and program management. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2018. Fiscal 2017 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps) funds in the amount $8,029,090 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Source: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1211091/source/GovDelivery/

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