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September 9, 2020

Navy Looking at Upgrades to RQ-21 UAS

“The RQ-21 has flown over 14,000 hours and has seen some of the highest readiness rates in all of naval aviation,” Corey said.…

September 8, 2020

RQ-21A Blackjack Supports Australian Defence Force, USAF in Joint Exercise in Australia

What the RQ-21 brings to the fight is a smaller RCS (Radar Cross Section) with a smaller footprint, that can go forward and operate independent from runways. So we provided a risk-worthy asset in a contested airspace.…

August 28, 2020

ScanEagle Has Been A “Key Enabler” in the Western Pacific and the High Latitudes

In her live streamed appearance at the symposium, [Vice Adm. Linda] Fagan praised another Coast Guard investment… She said the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle drone… has been a “key enabler” in the Western Pacific and the High Latitudes.…

August 17, 2020

Marines Flew Their ‘Eye In The Sky’ In Australia For The First Time Ever

“This is the RQ-21A’s first deployment since we declared the squadron [fully operational]. It’s very exciting for us” said US Marine Corps 1st Lt. Trevor Ellingson, an unmanned aircraft systems officer with VMU-3.…

August 12, 2020

Marine MV-22 Ospreys Flew In An RQ-21 Drone Unit During An Exercise For The First Time

​In a first for the service, U.S. Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 3 slung components of an RQ-21 Blackjack unmanned aerial vehicle system under MV-22 Osprey tiltrotors and airlifted them to a forward site as part of an aerial insertion…

August 1, 2020

Q&A With Admiral Schultz Aug 2020

“Operating ScanEagle from our NSCs [using contractor-owned/contractor operated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services] has been tremendously successful. We are getting after ScanEagle on all the NSCs.”…

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