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AeroVironment Announces Release of New Long Endurance Small UAS

AeroVironment Announces Release of New Long Endurance Small UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
AeroVironment Announces Release of New Long Endurance Small UAS

AeroVironment has released a long endurance variant of the firm's Puma small unmanned aircraft system, a platform that captures imagery for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.

The company said Monday its Puma Long Endurance, or LE, offers boosted range and a larger payload capacity than the existing Puma All Environment.

Puma LE uses a Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared sensor and a laser illuminator to provide needed ISR imagery. The new UAS weighs 22.5 pounds, flies for up to 5.5 hours, and has a 5.5-pound payload capacity.

The long endurance aircraft also supports payload communications via an ethernet port.

Operators can launch the aircraft by hand or a bungee and conduct flights via a ground control system. Puma LE comes with a dual-case mission pack with the resources needed for two 5.5-hour flights.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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