At just 23.5 pounds, this ultra-lightweight Group 2 aircraft is launchable by hand or bungee and provides up to 6.5 hours flight endurance, delivering Group 2 capabilities in a Group 1 footprint while stowed efficiently in a two-case mission packout. Puma LE is All Environment and provides an operational range of 60 km in land and maritime environments when used with our Long-Range Tracking Antenna. The secondary payload bay offers dedicated power and Ethernet, providing 3.4 lb of payload capacity in addition to the integrated Mantis i45 gimbaled EO/IR sensor and NVG-visible laser illuminator for expanded mission capabilities. Its plug-and-play, interoperable LRU components can be shared across other Puma AE aircraft.
Group 2 Capabilities, Group 1 Footprint
This ultra-lightweight, hand-launchable, Group 2 aircraft provides unprecedented long endurance by nearly doubling the time on station of Puma 3 AE. It features up to 6.5 hours of flight endurance and a 60 km range when used with the optional Long Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA) and Puma Smart 2500 Battery.
Increased Mission Capability
Puma LE features the Mantis i45 EO/IR gimbaled payload and all environment capability for deployment on land or maritime environments. Increased payload capacity of up to 5.5 lb makes it easy to integrate a variety of third-party payloads per mission requirements into its secondary payload bay with a dedicated power supply and Ethernet.
Interoperability with Puma All Environment UAS
By leveraging the existing Puma RQ-20B and Puma 3 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Puma LE allows any current Puma AE Family user to easily upgrade fielded systems.
Bungee Launch System (BLS)
Designed for mission flexibility, the military-grade Puma Bungee Launch System (BLS) expands launch options of compatible Puma aircraft in environmental conditions where a hand launch is limited, and can be set-up and operational in less than 10 minutes.
Optimized Packout for Mission Flexibility
Mission optimization features include an economical dual-case packout that contains everything needed to perform two complete 6.5-hour missions with a single aircraft, Ground Control Station (GCS), and optional Puma Smart 2500 Battery.