AeroVironment, Inc., a world chief in clever, multi-domain robotic programs, launched the Switchblade® 300 Sensor to Shooter Package, a functionality that allows operators to immediately switch goal coordinates from AeroVironment’s small unmanned plane programs (SUAS) – Puma™ 3 AE, Puma™ LE, Raven® B or Wasp® AE – to Switchblade 300 loitering missile programs. Upon launch, the Switchblade 300 can autonomously navigate to the designated coordinate place, permitting operators to scene match full-motion video downlink from each belongings to make sure constructive identification of the goal. As soon as confirmed, operators can then interact the goal with deadly results and instantly seize the ensuing battle harm evaluation from the SUAS overwatch to reassess targets for follow-on or rapid re-attack strikes.

“Sensor to Shooter maximizes the operator’s means to see first, strike first, combining the superior intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities of AeroVironment’s SUAS with the precision strike capabilities of the Switchblade loitering missile system. The Switchblade 300 Sensor to Shooter Package builds on AeroVironment’s dedication to ship progressive, streamlined interoperable options that elevate the warfighter’s situational consciousness, cut back engagement timelines and cognitive load, and improve mission success and operational security,” stated Charles Dean, AeroVironment vice chairman for international enterprise improvement and gross sales of UAS.


The Switchblade 300 Sensor to Shooter Package contains all the things wanted to shortly replace FalconView®, a multi-platform mapping and mission planning software, with the Sensor to Shooter (S2S) software program on a ruggedized Home windows® 10 laptop computer and connect with the included Pocket Digital Knowledge Hyperlink (pDDL™). Utilizing the software program’s intuitive tap-to-target consumer interface, goal coordinates are immediately transferred through machine-to-machine communication from the SUAS to the Switchblade 300 to create an automatic mission plan and launch sequence with no likelihood of knowledge entry error. Via S2S software program, goal coordinates are immediately transferred from the SUAS to Switchblade through machine-to-machine communication, lowering engagement timelines and operator cognitive load. S2S supplies Switchblade operators with real-time video downlinks for a centralized view of the realm of operation and the flexibility to scene-match SUAS ISR and Switchblade 300 digital camera feeds on one display screen.

AeroVironment, Inc. is an American protection contractor headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that’s primarily concerned in unmanned aerial autos (UAVs). Paul B. MacCready Jr., a designer of human-powered plane, based the corporate in 1971. The corporate might be most well-known for creating a sequence of light-weight human-powered after which solar-powered autos. AeroVironment is the Pentagon’s prime provider of small drones — together with the Raven, Wasp and Puma fashions.AeroVironment’s tactical missile programs shut the hole between commentary and motion, giving troops the flexibility to determine threats and ship a precision deadly payload with minimal collateral harm. Their small measurement and low acoustic, visible and thermal signature make them troublesome to detect, acknowledge or monitor, even at shut vary. Quickly deployable, extremely maneuverable, with excessive efficiency optics and scalable munition payloads, AeroVironment’s Switchblade loitering missile programs allow the warfighter to simply launch, fly, monitor and interact past line-of-sight targets and light-weight armored autos throughout land, maritime, and air-launched situations.