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08:29 AM, March 17, 2018
Egypt Buys AeroVironment RQ-20B Puma Surveillance UAVs
AeroVironment Puma AE Small UAV Launch

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. 16, 2020. The US Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, is the contracting activity, a US DoD release said today.

The number of UAVs or payload was not mentioned in the release.

According to AeroVironment information, Puma AE's is man portable and capable of both ground and water landings. It is equipped with an electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) camera and illuminator.

The UAV is Operated from AeroVironment's ground control station (GCS) which allows the operator to control the aircraft manually or program it for GPS-based autonomous navigation. Puma AE can deliver 3.5+ hours of flight endurance while versatile smart battery options support diverse mission requirements.

A provided plug and play power adapter also makes for easy integration of extended endurance options such as solar wings.

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