U.S. Marines deploy the RQ-21 Blackjack in Australia for the first time

U.S. Marines deploy RQ-21 Blackjack drones in Australia for the first time – link

Source: Army Recognition

Article Headlines

  • RQ-21 Blackjacks will soon arrive in Australia to support Marine Rotational Force
  • These drones will be used to monitor remote battlespace. The troops will practice deploying the drones and using them to relay information back to unit command
  • The rotation troops consist of U.S. Marines from Twentynine Palms, California, Combat Logistics Battalion 5 from Camp Pendleton, California, and a command element from the III Marine Expeditionary Force from Okinawa

Overview & Comments

  • The RQ-21 is one of four systems short-listed in Australia’s Land 129 Shadow replacement program, thus, possibly making the deployment an opportunity to witness the system outside the various tender-related flight trials
  • The other three companies competing are Leidos (with Israel’s Aeronautics), Textron and Raytheon
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