AeroVironment receives Dutch UAV order
AeroVironment will provide the Netherlands Ministry of Defence with small UAS, upgrades and support services under a contract announced on 31 October.
The contract will see the company provide Digital Data Link (DDL) upgrades to the Dutch forces’ existing fleet of Raven B UAS and supply Puma AE and Wasp AE UAS and Ground Control Systems (GCS), as well as comprehensive support services.
The DMO said that it had decided to upgrade existing analogue Raven systems with AeroVironment’s digital data link, and to procure the complete AeroVironment family of fixed wing small UAS after careful deliberation and consideration of total value.
Delivery is expected within six months.
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