UAS: Puma™ 3 AE
AeroVironment’s expertise in UAS technology is epitomized by our third-generation Puma 3 AE (All Environment). We have equipped the Puma 3 AE with the powerful Mantis i45 gimbaled payload for use in day, night, or low-light environments, an array of communication frequencies (M1/M2/M3/M4/M5/M6), all protected with powerful AES-256 bit encryption, and a reinforced airframe with optional under wing transit bay for secondary payloads and third party applications.
With both manual and autonomous navigation capability, Puma 3 AE’s newly enhanced propulsion system makes it significantly more efficient and easier to hand-launch. Deep- stall lading capability makes aircraft recovery simple and precise. All these advanced features can be used in land or maritime operations.
|Payloads||Mantis i45 Gimbaled payload with dual 15mp EO cameras, 50xf zoom, IR camera and low light camera for night operations, and high power illuminator|
|Range||20 km standard antenna, 60 km with LRTA|
|Endurance||2.5 hour flight endurance with an LE battery|
|Operating Altitude (Typ.)||300-500 ft (91-152 m) AGL|
|Wing Span||9.2 ft (2.8 m)|
|Length||4.6 ft (1.4 m)|
|Weight||15 lbs (6.8 kg)|
|GCS||Common GCS with Raven® and Wasp® AE|
|Launch Method||Hand-launched, rail launch (optional)|
|Recovery Method||Autonomous or manual deep-stall landing|