• FTUAS to exchange RQ-7B Shadow UAS at present fielded in chosen Brigade Fight Groups
• Increment 1 entails testing and fielding JUMP 20 medium unmanned plane on an accelerated schedule because it competes to develop into the U.S. Military’s FTUAS of alternative
• The JUMP 20 vertical takeoff and touchdown (VTOL), runway unbiased medium unmanned plane system gives intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) companies with elevated manoeuvrability, and improved command and management
AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a worldwide chief in clever, multi-domain robotic programs, right now introduced it obtained an Different Transaction Settlement award by america Military on Aug. 18, 2022 for Increment 1 of the Future Tactical Unmanned Plane System (FTUAS) program. The contract encompasses the acquisition, testing and supply of 1 JUMP® 20 medium unmanned plane system (MUAS) to a particular Military Brigade Fight Crew (BCT) and related companies, coaching and assist.
“With Increment 1 of the FTUAS program, the Military might be testing and fielding the JUMP 20 on an accelerated schedule as they search a alternative for the RQ-7B Shadow UAS at present fielded in Brigade Fight Groups,” mentioned Gorik Hossepian, AeroVironment vp and product line basic supervisor for MUAS. “The combat-proven JUMP 20 is a quickly deployable, runway unbiased, vertical takeoff and touchdown answer for the Military. Its capability to be deployed, operated and sustained from anyplace is a game-changer in theater and in conditions the place the enemy has invaded or destroyed infrastructure.”
The AeroVironment JUMP 20 is the primary fixed-wing unmanned plane system able to vertical takeoff and touchdown (VTOL) to be deployed extensively in assist of U.S. army forces. Perfect for multi-mission operations, JUMP 20 delivers 14+ hours of endurance, a normal operational vary of 115 miles (185 kilometers) and is runway unbiased. The system could be arrange and operational in lower than 60 minutes with out the necessity for launch or restoration gear and has a useable payload capability of as much as 30 kilos (13.6 kilograms). The JUMP 20 additionally contains a widespread autopilot and floor management system structure offering a extremely customizable, modular platform that may be customized configured to fulfill operational or buyer necessities.
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AeroVironment’s portfolio of clever, multi-domain robotic programs contains small footprint, runway-independent unmanned plane programs (UAS). These options provide elevated, multi-mission capabilities with the choice of choosing the suitable plane and payload primarily based on the kind of mission to be carried out. These capabilities have the potential to offer vital power safety and power multiplication advantages to small tactical items and safety personnel, in addition to larger security, scalability and value financial savings to business operators. AeroVironment gives turnkey intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and assist companies worldwide to make sure a persistently excessive stage of mission success. AeroVironment has delivered tens of hundreds of latest and alternative unmanned air automobiles to clients inside america and to greater than 50 allied governments. For extra info, go to www.avinc.com/uas.
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AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) gives expertise options on the intersection of robotics, sensors, software program analytics and connectivity that ship extra actionable intelligence so you possibly can Proceed with Certainty. Headquartered in Virginia, AeroVironment is a worldwide chief in clever, multi-domain robotic programs and serves protection, authorities and business clients. For extra info, go to www.avinc.com