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Weekly Alert -- March 31, 2015

News on unmanned systems in the services' unfunded priorities lists, the RQ-21A Blackjack, Global Hawk and more. Read the Alert

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Unmanned Systems Included In Services' FY-16 Unfunded Priorities Lists

The services recently sent Congress their fiscal year 2016 unfunded priorities lists, with unmanned systems among the areas of need.

NAVAIR Will Award Insitu $1M To Upgrade RQ-21A Blackjack Software

Naval Air Systems Command anticipates awarding a $1 million contract to Insitu to update RQ-21A Blackjack software deficiencies discovered in developmental and operational testing, according to a service official.

Grand Forks AFB Global Hawk Operation Expanding As Block 40 Matures

The Global Hawk first flew in 1998 and after several rounds of development and modification, all while supporting combat operations in the Middle East, the Northrop Grumman-built surveillance aircraft has "come of age" and is flying more today as combatant commanders realize its operational value and as its full capability emerges, according to 69th Reconnaissance Group chief Col. Lawrence Spinetta.

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