- AeroVironment’s Precision Recovery System enables block 2 Puma AE to operate from a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance
- Hand launched from the ship, Puma AE autonomously guides itself into a net on the flight deck after mission completion
- ISR data from Puma AE streams directly into the ship’s command and control system and the U.S. Navy’s communications network
MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class).Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a ship. The US Navy issued a report on August 3 from the Arabian Gulf describing how Puma AE is also being utilized (see “US Ships Utilize Small Eye in the Sky”) on Navy Patrol Craft.