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Weekly Alert -- April 22, 2014

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RQ-21A To Wrap Up Land-Based IOT&E, Begin At-Sea Portion In May

The Marines' unmanned RQ-21A Blackjack aircraft, which recently wrapped up land-based initial operational test and evaluation, is slated to begin at-sea testing in May before deploying in 2015, according to a Marine Corps official.

Due To Delays, Navy Revises Triton Test And Evaluation Master Plan

The Navy recently revised its test and evaluation master plan for the MQ-4C Triton to reflect test delays, according to a Navy official.

Fire Scout To Take Part In LCS ASuW CONOPS Assessment Early May

The MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned helicopter will take part in a concept of operations assessment for the Littoral Combat Ship's anti-surface warfare mission package in early May aboard the Freedom (LCS-1), bringing together the LCS seaframe, MH-60 helicopters and the unmanned system for the first time, according to a Navy official.

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Navy Releases Draft RFP For UCLASS

The Navy last week released a classified draft request for proposals for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air segment to the four companies already under contract to conduct preliminary design reviews for the program, according to a service statement.

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