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US Army orders WASP Lite aerostat system

13th May 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Drone Aviation has received a contract for its new aerostat product, the Winch Aerostat Small Platform (WASP) Lite, from the US Army, the company announced on 7 May.

The contract, worth more than $1.1 million, will see Drone Aviation supply multiple WASP Lite aerostat systems for communications and ISTAR services.

WASP Lite is a compact, non-trailer based, persistent aerostat system that can be set-up and deployed on the ground, on a building rooftop or on the back of a vehicle, and operated while stationary or while moving up to 40mph. The system can be deployed up to 1,000ft and supports a wide range of payloads including multiple communications waveforms, ISR and signal intelligence.

Jay Nussbaum, chairman and CEO of Drone Aviation, said: ‘As demonstrated by first-hand customer evaluations, WASP Lite will be a critical asset on the modern, networked battlefield. This award is a testament to our team’s unwavering vision and ability to produce innovative products that combine persistent communications coupled with a powerful eye in the sky, capable of meeting stringent military requirements.’

Deliveries under the contract are expected to commence in the third quarter and continue through the end of 2019.

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