Insitu To Provide US Marines With Blackjack Drones

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Insitu To Provide US Marines With Blackjack Drones
RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Boeing-owned Insitu has won a more than $8 million contract from US Navy to produce Blackjack drones that consists of five air vehicles, two ground control stations as well as launch and recovery equipment for the Marine Corps.

"Insitu Inc. is being awarded $8,029,090 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract 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 release stated on Monday.

A single Blackjack is eight feet long with a wingspan of 16 feet and endurance up to 16 hours.

The Blackjack can carry day/night full-motion video cameras, infrared markers, laser range finders and communications relay packages.

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