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AeroVironment gets $22M DARPA research project contract


AeroVironment Inc., Simi Valley, California, was awarded a $21,779,908 cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency research project.

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AeroVironment gets 22M DARPA research project contract Jump 20 UAS (Picture source: AeroVironment)


AeroVironment provides technology solutions at the intersection of robotics, sensors, software analytics and connectivity that deliver more actionable intelligence so you can proceed with certainty. Celebrating 50 years of innovation, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. In line with its founding principles, AeroVironment has become one of the largest electric UAS manufacturers, delivering a suite of zero-emission, energy efficient, battery-powered UAS and tactical missile systems as well as developing stratospheric, solar powered high-altitude pseudo-satellites (HAPS) for global connectivity. These innovative vehicles are designed to deliver valuable new capabilities to their users while also reducing their logistical footprint and environmental impact.

The research project this contract is about is for now undisclosed.

Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California (74%); and Palo Alto, California (26%), with an expected completion date of October 2023. Fiscal 2020 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $84,085; and fiscal 2021 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $14,828,950 are being obligated at time of award. This contract was a sole-source acquisition. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity