US Army Awards AeroVironment $76M for Switchblade Weapon Systems

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US Army Awards AeroVironment $76M for Switchblade Weapon Systems
Switchblade Tactical Missile System (image via AeroVironment)

The US Army has awarded AeroVironment a contract worth $76 million for the supply of Switchblade Weapon System.

The Switchblade is a miniature, high-precision strike tactical missile system designed to engage stationary and moving targets. It is equipped with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, enabling it to engage beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) targets.  It weighs 2kg and can attain a maximum speed of 85kts.

US Army Awards AeroVironment $76M for Switchblade Weapon Systems

The system can be operated manually or autonomously. It provides the operator with real-time video through the ground control system. 

Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2023.

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