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AeroVironment Subsidiary Wins SOCOM UAS Task Order

Jump 20 UAS
Jump 20 UAS

An AeroVironment subsidiary has won a one-year, $7 million task order to provide unmanned aerial system-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to U.S. Special Operations Command.

SOCOM awarded the task order to Arcturus UAV under the potential $975 million Mid-Endurance UAS IV indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in June 2020, AeroVironment said Tuesday.

AeroVironment closed its $405 million acquisition of Arcturus last month and obtained access to the latter's Jump 20 vertical takeoff and landing platform through the deal.

The Jump 20 UAS participated in the U.S. Army's Future Tactical UAS demonstration event held from February 22 to March 5 at Fort Benning in Georgia.

Rick Pedigo, vice president of global sales and business development at AeroVironment, said the fixed-wing system is runway independent and designed to also host multiple payloads.

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