AeroVironment has received a payment of $9.8 million (£7.9 million) from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for two of its drone systems.
The firm-fixed-price orders were received on March 5, 2020 and April 16, 2020, with deliveries expected in August and October of this year.
The orders are part of a three-year base contract received from NSPA in January 2020, which could see AeroVironment paid a total of $80 million (£65 million) in that time.
The two optional added years would include logistics support for Raven, Wasp® and Puma tactical UAS, utilised by several NATO nations.
“AeroVironment’s tactical unmanned aircraft systems, such as Raven and Puma, have helped transform the way US and allied forces plan, train, equip and operate,” said Rick Pedigo,vice president of sales and business development at AeroVironment.
He continued: “Both systems benefit from continuous technology improvements and pack significant capabilities into portable, man-packable platforms that provide operators with rapid and effective force protection.”
The California-based AeroVironment specialises in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, serving defence, government and commercial customers.