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Eurosatory 2022: Loitering munitions are causing a 'revolution', claims AeroVironment

16th June 2022 - 15:45 GMT | by Harry Lye in Paris


Launch of a Switchblade 300 loitering munition. (Photo: USMC)

With Eurosatory 2022 taking place with the backdrop of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, AeroVironment's loitering munitions remain attention-grabbing systems.

Speaking to Shephard on 15 June during Eurosatory 2022, AeroVironment global business development, sales and marketing VP Charlie Dean claimed that the nature of warfare was changing in front of our eyes as the war in Ukraine continues to unfold.

The US-based manufacturer has been the subject of attention in recent months with the supply of several Switchblade loitering munition systems to Ukrainian forces.

Ukraine has also received Puma and Quantix Recon UASs from AeroVironment. 

Commenting on the utility of Switchblade in the Ukrainian context, Dean said: 'All battles are fought in-depth and how you get deep intelligence and then affect the

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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