AeroVironment was awarded a $17.6 million contract to supply RQ-20B Puma AE II United States Digital Data Link M1 and RQ-12A WASP Block IV US Digital Data Link M1 systems and support to Norway.
Work is expected to be completed by July 25, 2019, the US department of defense said in a statement Thursday.
The Puma AE (All Environment) is a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed for land based and maritime operations. Capable of landing in the water or on land, the Puma AE empowers the operator with an operational flexibility never before available in the small UAS class.
Puma AE has a Gimbaled payload, 360 degree continuous pan, +10 to -90 degrees tilt, stabilized EO, IR camera, and IR Illuminator all in one modular payload. The UAS has a range of 20 km, an endurance of 3+ hours and can be hand-launched or rail launched.
Unmanned systems maker, AeroVironment has received contracts from the US Army for procurement of the companys Switchblade Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that bring the total value of Switchblade awards to $111,054,202 since August 2017. The contract awards were funded through Urgent Need Statements and include the first Switchblade order from the United States Marine Corps
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
Unmanned systems maker, AeroVironment has secured a $44.5 million contract for Puma II AE small UAS featuring the new Mantis i45 sensor from a Middle Eastern nation
Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) has been selected by Norways Andøya Test Center to carry out extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project. According to the company, the CAMCOPTER S-100 in its typical configuration can operate for six hours continuously
The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has awarded a contract to Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) for six Leguan bridge layer systems to be used on Leopard 2 chassis. In addition to the vehicle systems, training simulators and a peripheral package are also part of the procurement project, the company said in a statement Thursday
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