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  • Raytheon Demos New Radio Comms System for Troops in Congested Environment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Demos New Radio Comms System for Troops in Congested Environment

    Raytheon has demonstrated its new X-Net radio communications system designed to connect missiles, precision guided munitions and small unmanned autonomous systems, among other platforms, to the tactical network while in congested battlefield. The company said Tuesday the system autonomously selects optimal radio frequency to allow platforms to continue communicating in a dense signal environment. Raytheon […] More

  • Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary to Deliver Lot II Blackjack UAS, Attrition Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Navy Taps Boeing Subsidiary to Deliver Lot II Blackjack UAS, Attrition Aircraft

    Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $54M U.S. Navy contract to provide four Lot II RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems and eight attrition aircraft. Seven of the attrition vehicles would go to the U.S. Marine Corps, while the remaining one would go to the Polish government, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Insitu would also provide complementary […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Sustainment Parts for Navy Blackjack UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Sustainment Parts for Navy Blackjack UAS

    Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $21 million order to supply spare and sustainment parts necessary to maintain an RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system the U.S. Navy uses in naval special warfare fleet operations. Bingen, Washington-based Insitu is scheduled to finish work by June 2018, the Defense Department said Tuesday. DoD noted approximately $1.4 million of the full […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary to Produce 5th Batch of Blackjack UAVs for US Navy, Canada - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Produce 5th Batch of Blackjack UAVs for US Navy, Canada

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $21.6 million contract modification to build and  two RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy and Canada under a foreign military sales program. The modification covers low-rate initial production lot 5 Blackjack drones, ground control stations and launch and recovery equipment, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Insitu will perform work […] More

  • US Navy, Canada's Defense Dept Ink Blackjack UAS Sale Agreement - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US Navy, Canada’s Defense Dept Ink Blackjack UAS Sale Agreement

    The U.S. Navy has signed an agreement with Canada’s defense department to establish the first-ever foreign military sales transaction for the RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned air system. The Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office plans to deliver one Blackjack UAS system to Canada’s army in 2017, the Navy said Monday. Marine Corps Col. Eldon Metzger, PMA-263 […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu to Produce 5th Batch of Navy Blackjack UAS Under $72M Deal - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu to Produce 5th Batch of Navy Blackjack UAS Under $72M Deal

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $71.6 million contract to manufacture a fifth batch of RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Insitu will produce six Blackjack air vehicles, ground control stations, launch-and-recovery systems and shipboard equipment kits under the low-rate initial production contract. Insitu will conduct the production work in Bingen, Washington, and […] More

  • Boeing's Insitu to Provide Blackjack UAS Logistics, Training Support Under Navy Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing’s Insitu to Provide Blackjack UAS Logistics, Training Support Under Navy Contract

    Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a $10 million U.S. Navy contract to provide logistics, training, field service and other interim contractor support services for the Boeing-built RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system. The Defense Department said Wednesday the cost-reimbursable contract has a scheduled completion date of October 2018. Work will occur in Cherry Point, North Carolina; Yuma, Arizona; Bingen,Washington and […] More

  • Boeing-Built Blackjack UAS Begins Initial Operations - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Boeing-Built Blackjack UAS Begins Initial Operations

    The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps“™ Boeing-built RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft system will kick off its initial operation after the program received a go signal. Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, Marine Corps“™ deputy commandant for aviation, said the first Marine unmanned aerial vehicle squadron has been confirmed for deployment with the RQ-21A system, the Navy […] More

  • Ryan Hartman: Boeing's Insitu Subsidiary Adding Weight for 'Integrator' UAS Variant - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ryan Hartman: Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary Adding Weight for ‘Integrator’ UAS Variant

    Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary is building a heavier variant of its Integrator unmanned aerial vehicle platform to accommodate additional payloads and capabilities, Defense News reported Saturday. Aaron Mehta writes the variant will be at 165 pounds, compared to the current 135 pounds of the Marine Corps‘ Integrator-based RQ-21A Blackjack. “One of the things we know for a fact is when you start adding […] More

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