Aerovironment Gets $5.5M Order From U.S. Marine Corps

Monrovia, California-based Aerovironment, which makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for the military, said Friday that it has scored another military order worth $5.5M. The firm said the win is with the U.S. Marine Corps, for the firm's RQ-20A Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems. Aerovironment said the USMC is now the first military service to implement four of its different small unmanned aircraft systems; the Marines have also used its RQ-14 Dragon Eye, Aerovironment Wasp, and RQ-11B Ravens. Aerovironment said the order came though an existing U.S. Army contract.