Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Navy With Blackjack Drones

RQ-21A BlackjackBoeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary Insitu will supply the U.S. Navy with three RQ-21A Blackjack drones, ground control stations, and associated equipment and services under a $41.1 million low-rate initial production contract.

The Defense Department said Thursday the contract also includes initial spares, launch and recovery equipment, and program management and system engineering services.

Insitu will perform work at its facility in Bingen, Washington,  through January 2016.

The Naval Air Systems Command awarded the contract, which has an obligated amount of $38.3 million from U.S. Marine Corps fiscal 2014 procurement funds and $2.8 million from USMC fiscal 2015 research and development funds.

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