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The Future is Unmanned

AeroVironment is a world leader in the design and manufacture of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Since the introduction of Pointer in 1987, considered by many to be the first true small UAS for military use, AeroVironment’s unmanned aircraft systems have supported U.S. and allied Armed Forces with reconnaissance data, helped protect endangered wildlife and preserve the environment.

AeroVironment’s UAS continue to set the standard for delivering increasingly valuable capabilities in the most challenging conditions. These systems are used extensively by the U.S. military and allied forces to help establish intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) superiority on the front lines of today’s hot zones.  In fact, AeroVironment has won every United States Department of Defense competition for programs of record involving small UAS.

UAS have more than proven their value in the military world.  Today, UAS are utilized for applications closer to home.  Whether monitoring our borders, protecting its citizens, monitoring pipeline utility assets or finding those who are lost and in distress, small UAS can be launched quickly, day or night, to provide precise situational awareness whenever and wherever they are needed.


"Wasp was not only DARPA hard technologically, but it was also DARPA fast in terms of getting it into the hands of the operators."
Dr. Leo Christodoulou


"The Raven has made more of a difference than any other single [unmanned aircraft] system the Defense Department has developed. It's truly revolutionary."
Dyke Weatherington
Deputy Director, Unmanned Warfare
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquistion, Technology & Logistics)
Portfolio Systems Acquistion


"The small, hand-launched system was considered to be invaluable to lower-level commanders due to its ability to be launched quickly when theater- and high-level assets were not available."
Marine Corps Center For Lessons Learned


"In both Iraq and Afghanistan, my Marines prefer not to go outside the wire [the base perimeter] without first sending up a Raven or a Wasp to scan the area and see what's going on. We call the Raven and Wasp our Airborne Flying Binoculars and Guardian Angel."
GySgt. Butler
Infantry Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 2008


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