AeroVironment receives US Army order
AeroVironment has announced that it has received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012 from the US Army Close Combat Weapons Systems (CCWS), Programme Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS). The company made the announcement in a 23 May, 2012 statement.
This is a $5,108,160 modification to an existing contract received in September 2011 worth $4.9 million, and includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training.
Switchblade is a loitering munition designed to provide a rapid, lethal, pinpoint precision strike capability with minimal collateral damage. AeroVironment said that this latest contract ‘represents another important step toward the broader adoption of Switchblade by the military’.
The company said it will work with ATK, its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems.
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