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
SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced it received a firm fixed-price order
valued at $13,015,396 for RQ-20A Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft
systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine
Corps on October 27, 2015.
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United States Marine Corps places $13 million order for more AeroVironment Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Courtesy United States Department of Defense)
The Marine Corps employs the Puma AE system as the long-range solution
for its small
unit remote scouting system (SURSS), complementing the AeroVironment
RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-12A Wasp® AE UAS.
"The Puma AE unmanned aircraft system delivers situational awareness
directly to its operator in ground, riverine and maritime operations,"
said Kirk Flittie, AeroVironment vice president and general manager of
its Unmanned Aircraft Systems business segment. "Working with the
professionals at ADS, we continue to support the Marine Corps with
reliable, easy-to-use UAS solutions that help give them information
superiority on the battlefield."
AeroVironment received the order from ADS, Inc. on behalf of the U.S.
Marine Corps through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored
Logistics Support (TLS) program. Delivery is scheduled within 12 months.
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
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. AeroVironment provides
logistics services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of
operational readiness and provides mission services for customers
requiring only the information its small UAS produce. AeroVironment has
delivered thousands of new and replacement small unmanned air vehicles
to customers within the United States and to more than 30 international
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.
AeroVironment is a technology solutions provider that designs, develops,
produces, supports and operates an advanced portfolio of Unmanned
Aircraft Systems (UAS) and electric transportation solutions. The
company's electric-powered, hand-launched unmanned aircraft systems
generate and process data to deliver powerful insight, on demand, to
people and enterprises engaged in military, public safety and commercial
activities around the world. Global
Observer® is a hybrid-electric, stratospheric UAS designed to
provide affordable, persistent reconnaissance and communication over any
location on the globe. The Switchblade®
tactical missile system enables the infantry squad and other customers
with increased lethality, reach and force protection through its rapid
deployment, direct fire and collateral damage avoidance capabilities.
AeroVironment's electric transportation solutions include a
comprehensive suite of electric
vehicle (EV) charging systems, installation and network services for
consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies, power
cycling and test systems for EV developers and industrial
electric vehicle charging systems for commercial fleets. More
information about AeroVironment is available at www.avinc.com.
About ADS, Inc.
ADS, Inc. is a leading solutions provider proudly serving all branches
of the U.S. military, federal, state and local government organizations,
law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations and the
defense industry. ADS is focused on solving customer's challenges
through the largest product and service selection, the broadest array of
procurement and contract options, world-class support and logistics
solutions and legendary customer service. To learn more, visit the ADS
website at http://adsinc.com
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