The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Buy RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs Totaling $390 Million
WASHINGTON, (BM) – The Boeing`S Insitu has been awarded a $390 million contract to supply 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
In addition, this contract provides for up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for foreign military sales (FMS) customers, including the governments of Canada, Poland and Oman.
The contractor will also provide up to 93 ScanEagle UASs in various configurations.
In addition, this contract provides for associated services, including training, test and engineering, development of engineering change proposals, operations support, organizational level maintenance, field service representatives, land and ship surveys, hardware site activations, hardware installs, repairs and data.
Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (83%) and various locations inside the continental United States (CONUS) (5%) and outside CONUS (12%), and is expected to be completed in June 2022.
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Source: U.S. DoD