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RCN eyes new UAS capabilities

25 January 2018

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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