Aerovironment’s Puma unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been designated Puma 3 AE after the company has undertaken upgrades such as updating the datalink, new avionics and integrating new infrared (IR) sensor.
The company has also upgraded Raven UAV with the same features. Puma has received upgrades to fuselage and center wing to enable the drone to carry more payload, David Sharpin, vice-president of AeroVironment's Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System was quoted by Jane’s on 9 October at the annual Association of the US Army (AUSA) symposium in Washington.
The heavier payload includes a new Mantis i45 sensor package that weighs 850 gm and will carry five sensors: two electro-optical cameras, two IR cameras, a low-light camera for dusk operations, and a laser marker, the news outlet reported.
Drone manufacturing firm AeroVironment has introduced a four-rotor surveillance drone that is small enough to be carried by soldiers, squads in their pouch. The relay of high-resolution images and able to record video both day and night is another aspect of this drone that can be launched from hand-palm and can be carried in pouch
The US Navy plans to deploy AeroVironments Blackwing, a small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system that deploys from under the surface of the sea, on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles. Blackwing builds on AeroVironments extensive operational experience with small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and its Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) to provide the Navy with a low cost, submarine launched unmanned aircraft system optimized for Anti-Access/Aerial Denial (A2/AD) environments
AeroVironment, Inc has begun production of a block upgrade, designated Block 10C, to its Switchblade Tactical Missile system. The Digital Data Link (DDL) incorporated into Block 10C provides a stable and secure encrypted communication link that enables more efficient use of existing frequency bands and significantly reduces the likelihood of signal interception
AeroVironment has been awarded $18 million contract to supply initial RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to seven allied nations. The contract also includes spare parts and contractor logistics services
Subversive Capital has acquired the remainder of AeroVironment's CybAero holding. "We are delighted that Subversive Capital decided to become a major shareholder of CybAero and we look forward to working closely with them," said CybAero CEO Mikael Hult in a statement Thrusday
AeroVironment, Inc. conducted successful maritime demonstration of a Puma-Switchblade automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats
AeroVironment, Inc. unveiled on Monday an upgraded Puma small unmanned aircraft system this week at the AUSA Global Force Symposium, which is now available for export orders
AeroVironment has been awarded a $9,098,295 foreign military sales contract with Egypt for RQ-20B Puma AE II M3/M4 systems and support. Work will be performed in Monrovia, California, with an estimated completion date of Sept
BAE Systems, University of Manchester have completed the first phase of flight trials with MAGMA, a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which uses a unique blown-air system to manoeuvre the aircraft allowing stealthier aircraft designs. The new concept removes the conventional need for complex, mechanical moving parts used to move flaps to control the aircraft during flight
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