The Future is Unmanned
AeroVironment is a world leader in the design and manufacture of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Since the introduction of Pointer in 1986, 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 monitor forest fires, and penetrated and analyzed volcanic plumes.
AeroVironment’s Raven, Puma AE and Wasp systems continue to set the standard for what small UAS can accomplish in the most challenging conditions. These systems are used extensively by U.S. military forces, and increasingly by allied forces, to help establish Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) superiority on the front lines of today’s hot zones. In fact, AeroVironment’s Dragon Eye, Raven, Wasp and Puma AE have won each of the four U.S. Department of Defense full and open competitions 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 country’s borders, protecting its citizens, monitoring pipeline and 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.
When the need is now, Unmanned Aircraft Systems can be a valuable asset in missions to save lives and protect property.
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Deputy Director, Unmanned Warfare
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquistion, Technology & Logistics)
Portfolio Systems Acquistion
Infantry Platoon Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 2008