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AeroVironment has begun to update its two small unmanned aircraft system offerings in an effort to increase the performance of both platforms in rugged and complex environments. The company said Monday Puma AE and Raven upgrades will include durability enhancements and new digital data link security tools designed for radio electronic warfare and cyber operations. “In […] More
The U.S. Navy has awarded AeroVironment a potential $2.6 million contract to continue the production tube-launched unmanned aerial vehicles and associated equipment. AeroVironment  said Monday it will provide multiple Blackwing UAVs along with sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to the service branch. The company aims to deliver the initial batch of vehicles by May 2018 and complete all deliveries by November next year. […] More
AeroVironment has supplied two Defense Department customers with company-built Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems that are compatible with M1/M2/M5 radio frequencies. The company said Tuesday it will also begin to offer M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles in December then conduct deliveries in spring 2018. David Sharpin, vice president of AeroVironment’s tactical UAS business unit, […] More
AeroVironment has introduced a long-range tracking antenna the company designed to increase the data transmission capacity of its Puma AE unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the LRTA upgrade supports Puma systems equipped with Digital Data Link technology and seeks to help operators collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data at a range of approximately 37 miles. […] More
AeroVironment has secured a potential 10-year, $36.5 million contract from Australia’s defense department to deliver small unmanned aircraft systems as well as training and logistics support. The company said Thursday it will integrate Australian content into the WASP AE UAS to meet the country’s military and industry needs. AeroVironment will work with XTEK, General Dynamics‘ Mediaware subsidiary and Sentient Vision […] More
AeroVironment has debuted a rugged miniature unmanned aircraft system the company designed to aid close-range military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Snipe Nano Quad is equipped with electro-optical/infrared, low-light-capable and long-wave infrared sensors and an integrated tilt mechanism for the transmission of images and record real-time video in daytime and nighttime operations, AeroVironment said Tuesday. “No assembly is required for the five-ounce […] More
AeroVironment and California State University in Fresno have commenced a year-long research effort to determine how the use of unmanned aerial vehicle imagery and analytics can help detect levels of water stress in almond trees. The company said Wednesday that it will deploy a Puma UAV equipped with a 24-megapixel photogrammetric camera and six-channel multispectral sensor to capture data from orchards […] More
AeroVironment has unveiled an integrated commercial information system comprised of a drone and a cloud-based data analytics platform that will work to generate actionable intelligence in real time. The Quantix drone is designed to combine vertical liftoff and horizontal flight functions as well as “land now” and “return home” command safety features, AeroVironment company said Tuesday. AeroVironment added its Decision Support System uses research and algorithms […] More
AeroVironment has been awarded a $10.3 million contract by the Netherlands ministry of defense to provide small unmanned aircraft systems and digital data link upgrade services to the Dutch military. The company said Monday it will refresh the DDL system for the Dutch forces’ Raven B, Puma AE  and Wasp AE vehicles as well as ground control systems under the contract. The Netherlands’ defense […] More
AeroVironment has released a new launch system that will work to allow remote deployments of the company’s Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System and Blackwing tube-launched unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the Multi-Pack Launcher supports integration at forward operating bases and tactical ground vehicles to help provide incoming fire and force protection and on-the-go intelligence, surveillance and […] More
AeroVironment has been awarded a one-year, $22.8 million contract to produce loitering aerial munitions for the U.S. Army in an effort to help warfighters conduct precision strike missions. The company said Monday it will provide Block 10C Switchblade lethal miniature aerial missile systems and support services under the contract with the Army’s Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office. The Army procured the […] More
The U.S. Navy has demonstrated the communication, control and command functions of a small AeroVironment-built unmanned aircraft vehicle at the service branch’s Annual Naval Technology Exercise. AeroVironment said Wednesday its Blackwing UAV worked to connect with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicated with a manned submarine’s combat control system during the ANTX event. The drone used a government-owned digital data link to transfer […] More
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