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Rheinmetall and AeroVironment Join Forces

An Iowa Army National Guard cavalry scout performs pre-flight checks on an AeroVironment PUMA UAS during a class at Camp Nothing Hill, Kosovo [USANG photo: SSgt Tawny Schmit]

Teaming for tactical drones ~ Rheinmetall and AeroVironment join forces to compete for NATO Special Forces project.


Press Release, Düsseldorf, 08 February 2023 Rheinmetall and AeroVironment, an American unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturer, have teamed to take part in a NATO Special Forces project.

Group subsidiary Rheinmetall Technical Publications GmbH and AeroVironment have applied to participate in a procurement programme for a small UAS intended for Special Operations and infantry applications. The system must be capable of operating in all conditions and environments, quick to deploy, hand launchable, have a maximum weight of ten kilos, and an operating range of 30 kilometres.

Rheinmetall and AeroVironment are ideally suited for developing and putting forward a compelling solution. AeroVironment is an industry leader in the design, development and production of unmanned aircraft systems. Its Puma 3 AE UAS is in operation with armed forces around the world, while its modular concept offers the optimum platform for a small UAS for Special Forces.

A certified aviation technology company, Rheinmetall Technical Publications is a systems house for tactical drones. Benefiting from decades long experience, Rheinmetall has the necessary expertise to introduce, support, and adapt drone systems to meet customer specifications.


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