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October 01, 2014
USMC Orders RQ-12 Wasp AE UAVs
Quantico VA (SPX) Sep 29, 2014
AeroVironment has announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $21,779,408 for RQ-12 Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps. The United States Marine Corps, which recently unveiled its next generation small UAS family of systems, is adding RQ-12 Wasp AE as the short-range, or micro, solution to the existing small UAS portfolio made up of the AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE. Puma AE is the USMC's lon ... read more

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