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AeroVironment receives another LMAMS order

20th April 2021 - 16:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AeroVironment has obtained a new order for Switchblade 300. (Photo: US Army)

The latest two-year contract option for Switchblade also includes the first approved FMS export of Switchblade 300 to a US ally.

AeroVironment is providing more Switchblade 300 loitering munition systems to the US Army under the long-standing Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) programme, the company announced on 20 April.

The company was awarded the original LMAMS contract in 2011.

The latest two-year contract option worth $44.96 million also includes the first approved FMS export of Switchblade 300 to an allied nation, ‘extending Switchblade’s unique capabilities to friendly forces and promoting interoperability for joint operations’, AeroVironment added.

While the company did not identify the export customer, Shephard reported in March 2021 that the UK is using FY2020 FMS funds to invest in Switchblade, and the country has committed to a full procurement of the loitering munition. 

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