The Puma™ AE (All Environment) is a small unmanned aircraft system
(UAS) designed for land based and maritime operations. Capable of
landing in the water or on land, the Puma AE empowers the operator
with an operational flexibility never before available in the small UAS class.
The Puma AE is durable with a reinforced fuselage construction,
man portable for ease of mobility and requires no auxiliary equipment for
launch or recovery operations. The system is quiet to avoid detection and operates
autonomously, providing persistent intelligence, surveillance,
reconnaissance and targeting data (ISRT).
The Puma AE delivers 3.5+ hours of flight endurance, with versatile smart
battery options to support diverse mission requirements. Its powerful propulsion
system and aerodynamic design make it efficient and easy to launch, especially
in high altitudes and hotter climates. A plug and play power adapter is
provided for easy integration of future extended endurance options, such as,
solar and fuel cell solutions.
It carries both an electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR)
camera plus illuminator on a lightweight mechanical gimbaled payload,
allowing the operator to keep “eyes on target.” For increased
payload capacity, an optional under wing Transit Bay is available
for easy integration of 3rd party payloads such as communications
relay, geo locations, or laser marker to meet the diverse needs
of military or civilian applications.
The precision navigation system with secondary GPS provides
greater positional accuracy and reliability of the Puma AE.
The UAV is operated from AeroVironment’s battle proven ground
control station (GCS) with a communications range of 15 km.
The GCS allows the operator to control the aircraft manually or
program it for GPS-based autonomous navigation. AeroVironment’s
common GCS is compatibility with the Raven, Wasp and Shrike UAS platforms.