When ground forces must advance on the battlefield, they can be certain. When law enforcement must mobilize in times of potential danger, or first responders rush to find the lost or injured—they can all be certain because of AeroVironment's small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). It's a certainty that comes in the way of real-time video and thermal data, covering a wide area, and wirelessly transmitted to a hand-held ground control unit. Delivering systems with unrivaled flexibility and capability, AeroVironment's specialized portfolio of UAS provide critical intelligence and high precision strike capabilities that can mean the difference between failure and certain success.
When the Pentagon needed a small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) designed for both land and maritime operations, they had to be certain. When the U.S. Coast Guard's Polar Star
wanted a better solution to chart the Antarctic ice ahead–and when a firefighter was lost in California's rugged coastal mountains, they too had to be certain of their choice. The same choice for them all–AeroVironment's Puma AE (All Environment).
Capable of both ground and water landings, Puma AE's innovative fuselage provides an operational flexibility never before available in the small UAS class. On the ground, Puma AE is man portable. Its powerful propulsion system and aerodynamic design make launch efficient and easy. But it's in the air where Puma AE quietly and effectively gets to work.
Equipped with both an electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) camera and illuminator, Puma AE keeps the operator's "eyes on target". While the precision navigation system with secondary GPS insures positional accuracy up to its 15 km range. An optional under wing transit bay easily integrates third party payloads such as communication relay, geo-location, or laser marker to meet the diverse needs of military or civilian applications.
Operated from AeroVironment's battle-proven ground control station (GCS)–the same that drives our Raven and Wasp UAS platforms–the GCS allows the operator to control the aircraft manually or program it for GPS-based autonomous navigation. Puma AE can deliver 3.5+ hours of flight endurance while versatile smart battery options support diverse mission requirements. A provided plug and play power adapter also makes for easy integration of extended endurance options such as solar wings.
Whether it's on the battlefield or the ice field, on land or at sea, Puma AE provides persistent, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and targeting data (ISRT) so that our customers can proceed with certainty.
||Gimbaled payload, 360 degree continuous pan, +10 to -90 degrees tilt, stabilized EO, IR camera, and IR Illuminator all in one modular payload
||3+ hours with an LE battery
|Operating Altitude (Typ.)
||500 ft (152 m) AGL
||9.2 ft (2.8 m)
||4.6 ft (1.4 m)
||14 lbs (6.3 kg)
||Common GCS with Raven® and Wasp® AE
||Hand-launched, rail launch (optional)
||Autonomous or manual deep-stall landing
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