UAS: Puma™ 3 AE
Building on a legacy of continuous improvement, the Puma 3 AE offers system level enhancements for use in land and maritime operations. The Puma 3 AE empowers the operator with an operational flexibility never before available in the small UAS class including upgrades for secondary payloads and third party applications. Equipped with the all new Mantis™ i45 Gimbal, the aircraft system provides high resolution imagery for day, night, and low light operations in extreme environments. Operators can also manually or autonomously navigate the Puma 3 AE while gaining real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence through AeroVironment's common ground control system.
Puma 3’s expanded capabilities also include more frequencies (M3/M4/M6), enhanced AES-256 bit encryption, improved reliability, reduced maintenance needs, and increased range of operations in a broader set of operating environments. The improved four case transport system allows for more efficient operational deployment, with a flyable configuration in a single grab-and-go case.
Whether it's on the battlefield or the ice field, on land or at sea, Puma 3 AE provides persistent, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting data (ISRT) so that our customers can proceed with certainty.
|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|