AeroVironment Receives $13 Million RQ-20A Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Order for United States Marine Corps
- Puma AE provides long range capability for U.S. Marines' family of small unmanned aircraft systems requirement.
- Puma AE proven effective for tactical reconnaissance in ground and maritime operations.
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"The Puma AE unmanned aircraft system delivers situational awareness
directly to its operator in ground, riverine and maritime operations,"
The Puma AE weighs 13.5 pounds, operates for more than 210 minutes at a range of up to 15 kilometers and delivers live, streaming color and infrared video as well as laser illumination from its pan-tilt-zoom Mantis i23 AE gimbaled payload. Launched by hand and capable of landing on the ground or in fresh or salt water, the Puma AE provides portability and flexibility for infantry, littoral or maritime reconnaissance operations.
About AeroVironment Small UAS
Puma™ and Shrike
VTOL™ comprise AeroVironment's Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft
Systems. Operating with a common
ground control system (GCS), this Family of Systems provides
increased capability to the warfighter that can give ground commanders
the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft based on the type of
mission to be performed. This increased capability has the potential to
provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits
to small tactical units and security personnel.
The Puma AE small UAS comprises one component of AeroVironment's advanced, turnkey data collection, processing and delivery solution employed to provide commercial customers with engineering-quality information, on demand, across multiple industries such as energy, agriculture, transportation and utilities.
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