Navy Procures Six Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft Systems
The U.S. Navy is purchasing six low-rate production Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems.
Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is being awarded a $71,555,347 firm-fixed-price contract for six low-rate initial production Lot V RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems. This contract provides for the procurement of the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, shipboard equipment kits, and systems engineering and program management. Work will be performed in Bingen, Washington (70 percent); and Hood River, Oregon (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in October 2017. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Marine Corps); and overseas contingency operations aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $71,555,347 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity (N00019-16-C-0054).