US Navy drones: The top five deployed by the country.
An RQ-21A Blackjack belonging to Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 sits on the flight line of Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, March 21, 2014. The Blackjack is eight feet long with a wing span of 16 feet and can hold payloads up to 25 pounds. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Joshua R. Heins.
A RQ-21A Blackjack intelligence surveillance reconnaissance drone is ready to be launched for its first flight from the flight deck of the USS San Diego (LPD-22) during PHIBRON-MEU Integration, April 9, 2017. The RQ-21A has the ability to collect critical information which in turn better prepares the Marines and Sailors for any mission that may occur while deployed. The 15th MEU is part of the.
The agreement envisages production of a single package of the RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs. The drone has been ordered by the Polish government via the FMS programme. The contract value has been defined at the level of USD 11.357 million. The price includes the airframes, ground control stations, take off and landing support measures, engineering systems and programme management. The UAV and.
The RQ-21A Blackjack provides the warfighter with dedicated day and night Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) coverage, target acquisition, and communication relay via a dedicated and cost effective airborne sensor system capable of delivering actionable intelligence to the tactical commander in real time. The expeditionary nature of the Blackjack, which does not require a.
The U.S. Department of Navy recently signed an agreement with the Canadian Department of National Defense for the first RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Air System (UAS) international sale. The Blackjack program, managed by the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263), plans to deliver one system.
RQ-21A Blackjack, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned System program of record, delivers safety from above to support your most critical operations. Solution. RQ-21A Blackjack Capabilities. Modular, versatile and multi-mission capable, providing rapid transitions between land and maritime environments; Six payload spaces that can carry up to 39 lbs (17 kg) Endurance of 16.
RQ-21A Blackjack launched from the USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) in 2015. Photo: USN. It’s important to note the difference between RQ-21A as a system and as an air vehicle. The RQ-21A as a system includes a launch and recovery system, two ground control stations, support material, and 5 air vehicles. In this case, the US side of the contract is.