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Weekly Alert -- March 24, 2015

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DARPA Seeks Input For Unmanned Sensor System To Track Arctic Targets

The Marine Corps is looking to industry to install an improved heavy fuel engine into two RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aerial aircraft to increase its capability and time between overhaul, according to the program manager.

Drone 'Stratollites' Could Take Over Expensive Satellite Missions

Following last week's release of Air Force cost-per-flight-hour data for the U-2 and Global Hawk, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are trading blows over which high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft is operationally better value despite the service's decision to delay retiring the U-2 until 2019.

Selected Acquisition Report: Triton, Fire Scout Costs Decrease

Two Navy unmanned aircraft systems -- the MQ-4C Triton and MQ-8 Fire Scout -- experienced significant cost decreases due to air vehicle numbers, according to the latest iteration of the Defense Department's Selected Acquisition Report.

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