Tag: Switchblade

Submarine launched Switchblade for RIMPAC 2012

Raytheon has been given the contract to ready the AV Switchblade airframe to be launched from submarine waste disposal units. Now I bet that was not part of the first design brief! Chuck it out let it float up and then launch. How will it communicate with the sub if its at any depth though and how quickly will…

U.S. Flew Kamikaze Drones Against Taliban

Bloomberg report that the AeroVironment Switchblade has been deployed in anger. Perhaps this is part of the requirement for more small UAS mentioned by Col. Robert Sova at the AUSA show earlier this month. Then it was suggested more Ravens and Pumas were needed. Factor in this platform and its probably going to be a bumper…

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $4.9 Million Contract for Switchblade Agile Munition Systems and Services

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 — AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that it received a contract on June 29 from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems (CCWS), Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS). The $4,907,840 contract for the Switchblade agile munition includes engineering services and operational systems for deployment with the U.S.…

Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System (LMAMS) to be deployed soon?

The U.S. Air Force Rapid Acquisition Cell launched a urgent procurement program for lethal mini-drones, aiming to field such weapons with Special Operations command units in 2012. The weapons to be delivered under the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System (LMAMS), will offer the warfighter a portable, non-line-of-sight precision strike capability against individual stationary or moving individuals,…