U.S. Army increases orders for SwitchBlade microUAV based guided weapons

Award of $4.3 million increase the Switchblade funded contract value to $63.8 million

Aerovironment selected by DARPA to continue developing a persistent naval UAV

AeroVironment Inc. announced today the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its industry team to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN).

US Army Orders More Switchblades

AeroVironment, Inc. today announced it has received orders valued at $36,746,304 under a contract for Switchblade tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support. The new...

UAS AeroVironment’s Puma AE Certified for Commercial Operations in the Arctic

This 'Restricted category' certification marks the first time the FAA has approved a hand-launched unmanned aircraft system for commercial missions. The U.S. federal Aviation Authority...

Digital Raven Enhanced with New Gimbaled Payload, Image Processing

RQ-11B Raven small UAS fitted with the Mantis gimballed EO Payload
Aerovironment is upgrading the RQ-11B Digital Raven with the Mantis i23 miniature multisensor payload, packing daylight video, thermal cameras and plus laser pointer. The company is also enhancing the system by processing the Raven video to trigger automatic Moving Target Indication (MTI).

AeroVironment Introduces the Shrike VTOL Mini UAV

AeroVironment, Inc. introduced today a miniature 'quadcopter', a lightweight flying sensor called ‘Shrike VTOL’, designed as a man-portable, vertical take off and landing Stealthy, Persistent Perch and Stare (SP2S) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed in the past four years under a DRAPA funded program.

Aerovironment, Textron Systems, IAT to Deliver Lethal Mini-Drone Prototypes in Four...

The U.S. Air Force Rapid Acquisition Cell launched a urgent procurement program for lethal mini-drones, aiming to field such weapons with Special Operations command...