AeroVironment, a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, has received a $6,166,952 firm-fixed-price contract award for Puma™ 3 AE (All Environment) small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and spares for the U.S. Marine Corps, which was recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program.
“Puma 3 AE has proven itself as the ideal solution for low-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in any operational environment and continues to serve as the backbone of the U.S. Marine Corps Medium-Range/Medium Endurance Forces,” explains Trace Stevenson, AeroVironment vice president and product line general manager for SUAS.
AeroVironment’s Puma 3 AE will deliver to U.S. Marine Corps mission-critical capabilities in all environments, and with a wingspan of 9.2 feet (2.8 meters), and weighing in at only 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms), can operate up to 37.2 miles (60 kilometers) using AeroVironment’s Long-Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA).
Multi-mission capable, Puma 3 AE’s operators can easily and quickly swap payloads, selecting between the Mantis™ i45, or the company’s enhanced night variant, Mantis i45 N.
Extremely versatile, AeroVironment’s Puma 3 AE can be launched by either hand, bungee, rail, or vehicle, and is recoverable by deep-stall landing, providing class-leading capabilities in challenging environments around the world.
Delivery of this new order is anticipated to be completed in July 2022.
(The third-generation Puma 3 AE’s enhanced propulsion system makes it significantly more efficient and easier to hand-launch. Optional Puma Bungee Launch System expands operational capabilities. Deep-stall landing capability makes aircraft recovery simple and precise. Courtesy of AeroVironment Inc. and YouTube.)
The AeroVironment portfolio of intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems includes small footprint, runway-independent unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), that offer increased, multi-mission capabilities with the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft based on the type of mission to be performed.
Their capabilities have the ability to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel, as well as greater safety, scalability, and cost savings to commercial operators.
With the addition of the Crysalis™ next-generation ground control solution, command and control of compatible UAS and their payloads can be streamlined through an intuitive user experience, and battlefield communication and collaboration are improved by allowing users to easily share real-time information and coordinate mission-critical decisions.
AeroVironment provides turnkey intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and support services worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of mission success.
(See why AeroVironment is a technology company at the intersection of drones, robotics, sensors, and software. Courtesy of AeroVironment Inc. and YouTube.)
Having delivered tens of thousands of new and replacement UAVs to customers within the United States as well as to more than 50 allied governments, AeroVironment’s SUAS encompass the majority of all unmanned aircraft in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) inventory and its rapidly growing international customer base numbers over 50 allied governments.
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The United States was forever changed 20 years ago on September 11th, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical needs of protecting our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000 member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
Legendary Police Commissioner William Bratton of the New York Police Department, the Boston Police Department, and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department was also live at the event, meeting with attendees and signing copies of his latest work ‘The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America,’ courtesy of the generosity of our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Premier Sponsors.
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