AeroVironment, Inc. a worldwide chief in clever, multi-domain robotic methods, introduced it acquired a $8,541,428 firm-fixed-price U.S. Division of Protection International Navy Gross sales (FMS) contract award on Jan. 27, 2022 to supply Puma™ 3 AE small unmanned plane methods (UAS), preliminary spares packages, coaching and help to an allied nation. Supply is anticipated by November 2022. AeroVironment’s small UAS includes nearly all of all unmanned plane within the U.S. Division of Protection (DoD) stock, and its quickly rising worldwide buyer base numbers greater than 50 allied governments.

AeroVironment’s Puma 3 AE delivers mission vital intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) in all environments. Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9.2 ft (2.8 meters), weighs 15 kilos (6.8 Lengthy-Vary Monitoring Antenna (LRTA). Multi-mission succesful, operators can swap between Mantis™ i45 and the improved night time variant Mantis i45 N for day, night time and low-light operations. Puma 3 AE is launchable by hand, bungee, rail, or automobile, and recoverable by deep-stall touchdown, offering class-leading capabilities in difficult environments around the globe.


“Fight-proven, versatile and dependable, Puma 3 AE gives persistent situational consciousness, vital drive safety and drive multiplication capabilities to small tactical items conducting operations in salt water, contemporary water or on land,” mentioned Hint Stevenson, AeroVironment vp and product line common supervisor for small UAS.

AeroVironment’s portfolio of clever, multi-domain robotic methods contains small footprint, runway-independent UAS. These options supply elevated, multi-mission capabilities with the choice of choosing the suitable plane based mostly on the kind of mission to be carried out. These capabilities have the potential to supply vital drive safety and drive multiplication advantages to small tactical items and safety personnel, in addition to higher security, scalability and price financial savings to industrial operators. With the addition of the Crysalis™ next-generation floor management resolution, command and management of suitable UAS and their payloads is streamlined by an intuitive person expertise, and battlefield communication and collaboration are improved by enabling customers to simply share real-time info and coordinate mission-critical selections.