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Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack

The Boeing Insitu RQ-21 "Blackjack", formerly called the "Integrator", is an unmanned air vehicle originally designed and built by Boeing Institu to meet a United States Navy requirement for a small tactical unmanned air system. The air vehicle is a twin-boom, single-engine, monoplane design intended as a supplement to the previous Boeing Institu "Scan Eagle" design. The Blackjack UAV and uses the same launcher and recovery system as the Scan Eagle. Typically, one Blackjack system is composed of five air vehicles and two ground control systems, along with launch and recovery support equipment. The system supports intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions by using various payloads including day and night full-motion video cameras, an infrared marker, a laser range finder, a communications relay package, and automatic identification system receivers. The CF is acquiring a single RQ-21 system comprising five air vehicles, two ground stations, and a launch and recovery system after leasing a number of Scan Eagle UAVs for successful shipborne and Arctic experiments / operations

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last update: 2022-03-22 13:48:24

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