The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is in the process of acquiring several unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), service spokesperson Captain Rick Donnelly told Jane’s .
The first project will provide a Maritime Miniature Small Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) for shipborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions at ranges beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS).
The RCN expects the project will cost less than CAD5 million (USD4 million), and a “capability introduction” is scheduled for 2018, Capt Donnelly told Jane’s . The request for proposals (RFP) contains a contract for supplying the aircraft and another for in-service support (ISS). Both are to be awarded to a single bidder.
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