AeroVironment receives RQ-20B Puma AE II contract
AeroVironment has received a $3.2 million contract to provide the RQ-20B Puma AE II UAS, training and support to an allied nation in the US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) area of responsibility.
The contract has been awarded under the US Department of Defense’s foreign military sales programme.
AeroVironment’s Puma all-environment UAS is designed for land-based and maritime operations. Capable of landing in water or on the ground, Puma, with its Mantis i45 sensor suite, provides the operator with extended flight time and an advanced imaging capability.
The UAS is equipped with both an electro-optical and infrared camera and illuminator. Its precision navigation system with secondary GPS ensures positional accuracy at up to 20km range. An optional under wing transit bay integrates third party payloads such as communication relay, geo-location or laser marker.
Delivery of the system is expected by end of March 2019.
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