AeroVironment, Inc. has been awarded a $5 million contract to develop a Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare Air Vehicle System () under a program. This small, stealthy will be designed for close-range surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The basic platform will also combine the mission-adaptable perch-and-stare observation modes. has already received five early model vehicles used for initial military user evaluation (LTE). In the current phase, 10 additional systems will be delivered.