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13 May 2014

AUVSI 2014: AeroVironment’s Advanced UAS Portfolio Supporting the Soldier

Building on a history of technological innovation, AeroVironment designs, develops, produces, and supports an advanced portfolio of UAS. Delivering systems with flexibility and capability, AeroVironment’s Tactical ISR portfolio consists of lightweight ISR-equipped unmanned aircraft and a ground control system (GCS). The PUMA AE, RAVEN, WASP AE, and SHRIKE VTOL are designed to provide valuable ISR and communications, including real-time tactical reconnaissance, tracking, combat assessment and geographic data, directly to the small tactical unit or individual soldier, thereby increasing flexibility in mission planning and execution.

RAVEN in theatre. (Photo: AeroVironment)

All of AeroVironment’s small UAS are designed to be man-portable, assembled without tools in less than five minutes and launched and operated by one person, with limited training required. The efficient and reliable electric motors used are powered by replaceable modular battery packs that can be swapped out quickly, enabling rapid return to flight.

In military applications, these small systems enable tactical commanders to observe around the next corner, to the next intersection or past the ridgeline in real-time. This information facilitates faster, safer movement through urban, rural and mountainous environments and can enable troops to be proactive based on field intelligence. Moreover, providing this critical information reduces the risk to soldiers and to the surrounding population by providing the ability to tailor the military response to the threat.

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