The US Special Operations Command has awarded multiple contracts worth $950 million to the US firms for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) services.
Boeing Co's Insitu Inc and Textron Inc's AAI Corp are each being awarded $475 million contracts for their Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS). The contract includes a 54-month period of performance, with four 12-month ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period, the Department of Defense announced Wednesday.
The estimated completion date is not to exceed June 2022.
AAI manufactures the RQ-7B Shadow tactical UAV as well as the Aerosonde small UAV. Whereas, Boeing subsidiary manufactures the RQ-21 Integrator and the ScanEagle, which is already in use with SOCOM, along with other US and foreign services.
Boeing Insitu has won a $70 million contract to deliver six additional RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the US Navy. The contract includes three Blackjack systems for the Navy and three more for the US Marine Corps
AAI Corp. has won a contract worth $475 million to produce surveillance drones for the US Special Operations Command
Insitu will demonstrate its new wide-area maritime surface search technology at the Royal Navys Unmanned Warrior demonstration this month. The Insitu team will perform a series of flights using its ScanEagle platform equipped with the ViDAR payload
Insitu Inc. has won the US Navy contract worth $8 million to procure support equipment, and support services for the ScanEagle Unmanned Aircraft System operations for Iraqi armed personnel
The US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded a contract to Insitu Inc. for its mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems (MEUAS III) programme, the Department of defense announced Wednesday
The US Air Force has awarded a $15 million contract to AAI Corp. for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services through unmanned aircraft systems, the Department of defense announced last Friday
Insitu is being awarded $21 million against a previously issued basic ordering agreement providing or the procurement of spare and sustainment parts to maintain the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system in support of Naval Special Warfare fleet operations. Work is expected to be completed in June 2018, US department of defense said in a statement Tuesday
The US Special Operations Command has awarded Insitu Inc. with a $45 million worth contract for Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance services
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