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Wed, Apr 24, 2024

Proven Switchblade System Gets USMC Reorder

Loitering Munition Sees Increased Popularity Now that it's 'Battle Proven'

AeroVironment's efforts in Ukraine apparently won them some customers around the beltway, with a nearly $9 million order being placed from the United States Marine Corps. The small, semi-autonomous loitering munition provides troops with "organic, anti-armor/anti-personnel, precision fire capability at the tactical level," while being packable to boot. AeroVironment's $8.9 contract could eventually be worth $249 million, if everything is exercised. “AV offers a battle-proven and production-ready system to support OPF-L to meet the Marine Corps’ requirements,” said AeroVironment's Senior Vice President of LMS, Brett Hush.

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Mon, Apr 22, 2024

Archer Aviation Opens DC Office to Deal With U.S. Regulatory Agencies

Archer Aviation to Expand Government Relations Efforts With New DC Office

Archer Aviation has announced the opening of a new office in Washington D.C., significantly expanding its government relations efforts as it gears up for the commercial launch of its innovative electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Under the leadership of former FAA Chief Billy Nolen, who now serves as Archer's Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, the office will focus on policy, government, and regulatory affairs.

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Sun, Apr 21, 2024

Air Force Materiel Command To Be Key Participant at 71st Annual EAA Fly-In

AFMC Will Participate in AirVenture Oshkosh 2024

The Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC), a cornerstone in the development, delivery, and maintenance of U.S. Air Force weapon systems, will feature prominently at the upcoming EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024. Scheduled for July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Wisconsin, the 71st annual EAA fly-in convention will host AFMC as one of its key participants. Rick Larsen, EAA's Vice President of Communities and Member Programs, highlighted the integral role of AFMC in managing installation and mission support, alongside its efforts in discovery, development, testing, evaluation, and life cycle management of nearly every major Air Force weapon system.

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Sun, Apr 21, 2024

RapidFlight Offers UAS OEM Demonstration in San Diego

 RapidFlight to Showcase UAS at AUVSI XPONENTIAL in San Diego 

RapidFlight, an innovative leader in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry, continues to make significant strides in its collaboration with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) under the Replicator initiative. This initiative is a cornerstone of the DoD's strategy to deploy autonomous systems across various military domains. At the upcoming AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2024, set for April 22-25 in San Diego, California, RapidFlight will showcase its advanced modular UAS designs and digital, additive manufacturing prowess.

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