unmanned aerial systems

UAV contract to impact Cherry Point

April 13, 2016


Cherry Point will receive about one third of a $10 million contract in support of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Insitu Inc., of Bingen, Wash., has been awarded the $10,056,486 contract in support of the RQ-21A Blackjack, a new unmanned aircraft system, according to the federal registry.

The contract will be divided between Cherry Point, which will receive 35 percent, and Yuma, Ariz., which will receive 35 percent. Work is also expected in, Bingen, Wash., and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii

“Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron 2 will use the funds for logistics, training, data reporting and field representative support,” said Lt. Maida Zheng, of the Cherry Point Public Affairs Office.

The money for the contract comes from Fiscal 2016 procurement funds for the Marine Corps by Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.  >>READ MORE


Marine aviation plan outlines future of Cherry Point

February 04, 2016


by Drew C. Wilson, Havelock News

Cherry Point will continue playing a vital role in the service of the nation in the coming years, according to the recently released 2016 Marine Aviation Plan.

An expanding role of unmanned aerial systems and the possibility of an additional training squadron are highlighted in the plan, which outlays the aviation goals of the Corps for the next decade. >>READ MORE