LONDON — Cassidian, Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Qinetiq have been invited to bid on a contract to provide the U.K. Royal Navy with ISR services via an off-the-shelf, shipborne unmanned aerial system (UAS). According to the U.K. Ministry of Defense, the two-year deal would see the winning bidder providing 300 hr. of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) coverage each month per task line from Royal Navy vessels. The system would be contractor-owned and operated and be ...


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