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AEROVIRONMENT RECEIVES PUMA 3 AE AND RAVEN UAS ORDERS TOTALING $15.9M FROM U.S. AIR FORCE
Thursday, July 22, 2021
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Systems empower operators with on-demand tactical ISR

.Source: AeroVironment


Systems empower operators with on-demand tactical ISR

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ARLINGTON, Va. -- AeroVironment, Inc. has received two firm-fixed-price orders totaling $15,940,378 from the United States Air Force. The orders received on April 19, 2021 and May 6, 2021, encompass the procurement of Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and spares packages, as well as Raven® UAS spares packages. The Puma 3 AE systems and spares were delivered on April 30, 2021. Delivery of the Raven spares is anticipated by November 2021.

"The combat-proven Puma 3 AE and Raven are versatile, rugged and reliable tactical unmanned aircraft systems designed to provide the United States Air Force Security Forces with the enhanced situational awareness and mission effectiveness they require when safeguarding bases," said Trace Stevenson, AeroVironment vice president and product line general manager for small UAS.

The AeroVironment Puma 3 AE UAS is designed for land and maritime operations. Capable of landing in water or on land, the all-environment Puma 3 AE and Mantis i45 EO/IR sensor suite empower operators with extended flight time and a level of imaging capability never before available in the tactical UAS class. The hand-launched Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9.2 feet, weighs 15 pounds and can operate for up to 2.5 hours. The aircraft also has a range of 12.4 miles (20 kilometers) with a standard antenna, and up to 37.2 miles (60 kilometers) with AeroVironment’s Long-Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA). It also features reduced system packaging with a flyable configuration and GCS in one case.

AeroVironment’s Raven system is designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for operations requiring low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. With a wingspan of 4.5 feet (1.4 meters) and weighing just 4.2 pounds (1.9 kilograms), the hand-launched Raven provides situational awareness, day or night, with an operational range of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). The Raven’s Mantis i23 EO/IR gimbaled payload delivers real-time video or infrared imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations.

Both Raven and Puma 3 AE UAS can be operated using Crysalis, AeroVironment’s next-generation ground control solution for command and control, which improves battlefield communication and collaboration by enabling users to easily share real-time information and coordinate mission-critical decisions.

Source:  AeroVironment
Associated URL: ww.avinc.com.

 
AUSTIN DETAILS MESSAGES HE WILL DELIVER IN INDO-PACIFIC, DISCUSSES AFGHANISTAN
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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SecDef Austin at a news conference at the Pentagon, July 21

.Source: US DoD


SecDef Austin at a news conference at the Pentagon, July 21

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WASHINGON -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III previewed his trip to the Indo-Pacific and discussed the situation in Afghanistan during a Pentagon news conference July 21.

Austin is due to visit Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines during his weeklong trip. It is his second trip to what he called America's "priority theater of operations."

"I'm especially looking forward to making keynote remarks in Singapore on how [we] are strengthening one of our strategic assets in the region, which is our powerful network of allies and partners in the region," he said.

Austin will meet with defense and foreign affairs leaders and discuss a range of issues with them. "I'll be carrying a few key messages and agenda items," he said. "The first is simply that the United States remains a reliable partner: a friend that shows up when it counts."

The United States has been intimately involved in the region for more than a century. Since the end of World War II, the United States has been instrumental in maintaining stability and allowing nations the freedom to make their own choices as is their sovereign right, the secretary said. "Today, we have moved urgently to help our partners tackle COVID-19 and to build back even stronger afterward," he said.

He will continue to make the case for "a more fair, open and inclusive regional order and for our shared values to ensure that all countries get a fair shake," he said. "We don't believe any one country should be able to dictate the rules or worse yet, throw them over the transom."

As part of this, Austin will emphasize America's commitment to freedom of the seas, "and I will also make clear where we stand on some unhelpful and unfounded claims by China in the South China Sea," he said.

Austin will also brief allies and partners on what the U.S. military is doing to update and modernize its capabilities and how the nations can work together moving forward.

On Afghanistan, the secretary again praised the professionalism U.S. forces have displayed as the retrograde from the country continues. "We are still on track to finish up [the retrograde] by the end of August," Austin said.

He said the U.S. military has tasks to accomplish which include protecting U.S. diplomatic presence in Afghanistan, providing funding to Afghan forces, advising Afghan ministries and preventing the re-emergence of a transnational terrorist threat from the country. To these four missions, Austin added one more: "Working closely and urgently in support of the State Department to relocate brave Afghans and their families who have provided such exceptional service during our long mission," he said. "These are friends of the United States who have done exemplary and courageous work, and we take our obligations to them and their families very seriously."

Source:  US DoD
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Author: Jim Garamone, DoD News 

 
U.S. AIR FORCE INCREASES INCREMENT III SCOPE OF AWACS FLIGHT SIMULATOR CONTRACT
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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The Simulators Support the E-3 AWACS Platform

.Source: USAF


The Simulators Support the E-3 AWACS Platform

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- The U.S. Air Force awarded L3Harris Technologies of Arlington, Texas, a $9.6 million modification (P00037) to a previously awarded contract (FA8621-16-C-6371) supporting the Increment III Full Motion Flight Simulator for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation Program. This modification raises the total cumulative face value of the contract to $57.2 million.

The contracted work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed July 21, 2023.

The Air Force is obligating nearly the full $9.6 million in Fiscal Year 2021 Aircraft Procurement funds at the time of the award. Air force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Source:  U.S. Department of Defense

 

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