AeroVironment receives a $3.2 Million contract for Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment receives a $3.2 Million contract for Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment has received a contract, worth $3,228,856, from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide RQ-20B Puma AE II small unmanned aircraft systems.

The company also will provide training and support to an allied nation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) area of responsibility.

AeroVironment’s family of small drones comprise the majority of all unmanned aircraft in the U.S. DoD inventory and its rapidly growing international customer base numbers more than 45 allied governments.“This contract is a good example of the additional procurement potential among our international customers,” said Flittie.

The AeroVironment Puma is designed for land-based and maritime operations. Capable of landing in water or on the ground, the all-environment Puma, with its Mantis i45 sensor suite, empowers the operator with extended flight time and a level of imaging capability never before available in the small UAS class.

Delivery of the Puma is anticipated by March 30, 2019.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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