AeroVironment has received a number of contracts from the US Army for the RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma systems that total $47.1 million combined. These contracts include the seven orders awarded on July 23rd which totaled around $35 million.
According to Kirk Flittie, the AeroVironment UAS business segment vice president and general manger,
“Sustaining the Army's large fleet of Raven and Puma AE systems ensures that soldiers continue to have the most effective, reliable and adaptable small UAS available to support them wherever and whenever required. These contracts assure that American soldiers can continue to rely on our combat-proven solutions to deliver powerful insight, on-demand, that helps them operate more safely and effectively."
The AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used UAS worldwide. This is considered a lightweight solution which is designed for fast deployment and flexible military applications.
The RQ-20A Puma has a lot of functionality which makes it very powerful in such a small UAS class. The Puma AE delivers 3.5+ hours of flight endurance, with versatile smart battery options to support diverse mission requirements. Its powerful propulsion system and aerodynamic design make it efficient and easy to launch, especially in high altitudes and hotter climates. A plug and play power adapter is provided for easy integration of future extended endurance options, such as, solar and fuel cell solutions.
It carries both an electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) camera plus illuminator on a lightweight mechanical gimbaled payload, allowing the operator to keep “eyes on target.” For increased payload capacity, an optional under wing Transit Bay is available for easy integration of 3rd party payloads such as communications relay, geo locations, or laser marker to meet the diverse needs of military or civilian applications.
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