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The U.S. Army has fielded a six-tube launcher that can fire AeroVironment-built missiles during forward-operating base defense missions, National Defense reported Tuesday. Brett Hush, vice president of tactical missile systems at AeroVironment, said that special operations forces as well as the Army and Marine Corps have been using the small weapons for over seven years.

AeroVironment has partnered with a General Dynamics business unit to offer autonomous drones and tactical missile systems for the combat vehicle modernization programs of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps. AeroVironment said Monday it will integrate its offerings such as the Switchblade loitering missile and Shrike 2 vertical takeoff-landing forward flight system into General […] More
AeroVironment has collaborated with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop an unmanned helicopter platform as part of the Mars Exploration Program. The company displayed during a press briefing at Nasdaq Marketsite in New York City a model of the Mars Helicopter that will be integrated into the Mars 2020 rover, AeroVironment said Tuesday. AeroVironment handed […] More
AeroVironment has delivered a NATO-compliant maritime unmanned aircraft system to Germany’s navy. The company said Monday the Puma UAS is designed to be used with existing naval vessels without the need for extensive modifications. The units are fitted with the Mantis i45 sensor and remote video terminals to provide surveillance capabilities. Germany will receive Pumas co-produced with […] More
AeroVironment has received ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D certification for the quality management system the company uses across its unmanned aircraft, tactical missile, electric vehicle charging and power cycling and test systems businesses. SAI Global issued the certificate that covers AeroVironment’s design, development, operational performance, production and support processes, the UAS manufacturer said Friday. Wahid Nawabi, president and CEO of AeroVironment, […] More
AeroVironment has received a $44.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to provide hardware and parts for Block 10C Switchblade miniature aerial missile systems. The company will supply equipment for inert training vehicles and all up rounds, multi pack launchers and modular battery payloads, the Defense Department said Friday. DoD noted the service branch will use fiscal 2017 missile procurement appropriations […] More
AeroVironment conducted a maritime demonstration of its sensor-to-shooter system from a coastal riverine craft of the U.S. Navy. The company said Monday its S2S is an integration of its RQ-20B Puma Block 2 – All Environment small unmanned aircraft system with its Switchblade lethal loitering missile for rapid surveillance and response to land and sea […] More
AeroVironment has begun to offer the newest version of its Puma small unmanned aircraft system designed to operate in rugged environments. The company said Monday the Puma 3 UAS features an updated airframe that will support the use of the i45 electro-optical/infrared systems sensor suite with signals intelligence payloads. David Sharpin, vice president of AeroVironment’s […] More
AeroVironment has secured a $44.5 million contract to supply small unmanned aircraft systems to an undisclosed military customer in the Middle East. The international client ordered Puma II AE UAS that features with Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared gimbal sensor package and offers tactical reconnaissance capacity for maritime and ground missions, AeroVironment said Tuesday. Canada’s department of national defense selected AeroVironment’s […] More
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