Boeing Wins Defense Contracts for V-22, New UAV

The Department of Defense announced 14 defense contracts Tuesday, worth $263.4 million in aggregate. Boeing won one of them — or maybe one and a half:

Boeing’s unmanned aerial vehicle-building subsidiary Insitu was awarded an $8.8 million option exercise to supply the U.S. Navy with a single Low Rate Initial Production II RQ-21A “Blackjack” Unmanned Aircraft System, including air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, and air vehicle support equipment. Delivery is due May 2014.

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