The U.S. Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea.
The Navy and Marine Corps' newest small unmanned aircraft system RQ-21A Blackjack began its initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E) in early January at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, CA.
The Navy awarded a $279.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract July 8 that will transform how the service executes its Airborne Electronic Attack (AEA) mission.
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