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Marines Order RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs

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Pentagon Contract Announcement

(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec 18, 2014)

Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $41,076,746 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three low rate initial production RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems.

This award provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, initial spares, and system engineering and program management.

Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington, and is expected to be completed in January 2016.

Fiscal 2014 procurement funds (Marine Corps) in the amount of $38,309,942 and fiscal 2015 research and development funds (Marine Corps) in the amount of $2,766,804 will be obligated at the time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year.

This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to FAR.6.302-1.

The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-15-C-0033).