Award builds on the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps ongoing use of Puma three All Surroundings (AE) small unmanned plane programs for persistent situational consciousness and drive safety in addition to expeditionary reconnaissance, surveillance, and goal acquisition (RSTA)Puma three AE UAS ship quick tactical RSTA in maritime and land-based operationsAeroVironment’s household of tactical UAS contains the vast majority of all unmanned plane within the U.S. Division of Protection (DoD) stock; deployed by greater than 45 allied governments
SIMI VALLEY, Calif., April 2020 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a world chief in unmanned plane programs (UAS), right this moment introduced its receipt of a $10,677,987 firm-fixed-price contract award for Puma™ three AE programs and spares on Feb. 18, 2020 for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Plane Methods (SUAS) Program. Supply is anticipated by April 2020.
“Puma three AE is a combat-proven enabler of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps tactical operations, offering persistent situational consciousness, expeditionary reconnaissance, surveillance, and goal acquisition, drive safety and overwatch – wherever and at any time,” mentioned Rick Pedigo, AeroVironment vp of enterprise improvement. “Its versatility, ruggedness and reliability in a variety of working environments – over land and sea – persistently present the actionable intelligence warfighters have to proceed with certainty.”
The AeroVironment Puma three AE is a completely man-portable unmanned plane system designed for land and maritime operations. The hand-launched Puma three AE has a wingspan of 9.2 toes (2.eight meters), weighs 15 kilos (6.eight kilograms) and may function for as much as 2.5 hours at a variety of as much as 12.four miles (20 kilometers) with a typical antenna, and as much as 37.2 miles (60 kilometers) with AeroVironment’s Lengthy-Vary Monitoring Antenna (LRTA). Able to touchdown in water or on land, the all-environment Puma, with its Mantis i45 EO/IR sensor suite, empowers the operator with prolonged flight time and a degree of imaging functionality by no means earlier than accessible within the small UAS class.
AeroVironment’s household of small UAS contains the vast majority of all unmanned plane within the U.S. Division of Protection (DoD) stock and its quickly rising worldwide buyer base numbers greater than 45 allied governments. To study extra go to www.avinc.com.
About AeroVironment Tactical UAS
The RQ-20A/B Puma™, Puma™ LE, RQ-11B Raven®, RQ-12A Wasp®, along with the VAPOR® Helicopter comprise AeroVironment’s household of tactical unmanned plane programs. This household of programs gives elevated functionality to the warfighter that provides floor commanders the choice of choosing the suitable plane based mostly on the kind of mission to be carried out. This elevated functionality has the potential to supply important drive safety and drive multiplication advantages to small tactical models and safety personnel. AeroVironment gives logistics providers worldwide to make sure a persistently excessive degree of operational readiness. AeroVironment has delivered 1000’s of latest and alternative tactical unmanned air automobiles to clients inside america and to greater than 45 allied governments.