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AeroVironment Updates Puma, Raven Small UAS Platforms

AeroVironment has begun to update its two small unmanned aircraft system offerings in an effort to increase the performance of both platforms in rugged and complex environments. The company said Monday Puma AE and Raven upgrades will include durability enhancements and new digital data link security tools designed for radio electronic …

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AeroVironment Delivers Updated UAS Platforms to Help DoD Address RF Spectrum Requirements

AeroVironment has supplied two Defense Department customers with company-built Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems that are compatible with M1/M2/M5 radio frequencies. The company said Tuesday it will also begin to offer M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles in December then conduct deliveries in spring 2018. David Sharpin, vice president of …

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AeroVironment Unveils New Puma UAS Tracking Antenna

AeroVironment has introduced a long-range tracking antenna the company designed to increase the data transmission capacity of its Puma AE unmanned aircraft system. The company said Tuesday the LRTA upgrade supports Puma systems equipped with Digital Data Link technology and seeks to help operators collect intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data at a …

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AeroVironment to Update Netherlands’ Small UAS Data Link; Kirk Flittie Comments

AeroVironment has been awarded a $10.3 million contract by the Netherlands ministry of defense to provide small unmanned aircraft systems and digital data link upgrade services to the Dutch military. The company said Monday it will refresh the DDL system for the Dutch forces’ Raven B, Puma AE  and Wasp AE vehicles as well as ground control systems under …

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Navy Tests & Deploys AeroVironment UAS With Recovery System Aboard Guided Missile Destroyer

The U.S. Navy has tested and deployed an AeroVironment-developed small unmanned aircraft with a precision recovery system the service branch envisions for use on a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance operations. AeroVironment said Thursday the RQ-20B Puma AE system was tested aboard a Flight I guided missile destroyer along with its precision recovery …

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Inmarsat, AeroVironment Support NOAA-Coast Guard Ice Obstruction Clearing Mission

Inmarsat has provided communications support to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-led team in efforts to break a channel of Antarctic sea ice to help ships deliver supplies to a U.S. research center located on Ross Island. Operation Deep Freeze 2016 used the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star to create a “superhighway” that will allow oil tankers and cargo ships …

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AeroVironment, SmartC2 to Help NASA Conduct UAS Flight Demo’s Second Phase

AeroVironment, SmartC2 and NASA have forged a partnership to perform a second phase of field tests on the space agency’s unmanned traffic management technology in October. AeroVironment said Thursday researchers will assess the Puma AE’s onboard autopilot three-dimensional geo-fencing functions, backup data link command-and-control and ADS-B integration into NASA’s UTM research platform. SmartC2 will …

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