AeroVironment Wins $47M Army Award

Monrovia, California-based unmanned aerial aircraft maker AeroVironment has scored another big defense contract, reporting this morning that it has won $47M in contract awards from the U.S. Army. According to the drone maker, the contracts are for its RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE, which are used for providing situational awareness to soldiers. The awards goes toward sustainment of the unmanned aircraft, which are used for low altitude surveillance and reconnaissance.