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Navy orders three RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAVs for Navy and Marine Corps surveillance

Navy orders three RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical UAVs for Navy and Marine Corps surveillance

January 5, 2015

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 5 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy officials are buying three new RQ-21A Blackjack small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide surveillance capability for U.S. Marine Corps and Navy tactical commanders.

Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $41.1 million contract this week to Boeing Insitu Inc. in Bingen, Wash., for three low-rate-initial-production Blackjack UAVs, to include air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, and spare parts.

Lockheed Martin to build 14 electro-optical fire-control systems for Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra gunships

Lockheed Martin to build 14 electro-optical fire-control systems for Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra gunships

January 2, 2015

CRANE, Ind., 2 Jan. 2015. Electro optics experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. are building 14 multi-sensor electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) fire-control systems for U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra attack helicopters.

Officials of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Ind., have announced a $43.4 million contract to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment in Orlando, Fla., for 14 AN/AAQ-30 target sight systems (TSS).

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