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AeroVironment seals deal on $2.6m contract from US ally

AeroVironment has announced that a U.S. ally and longtime customer awarded the company a firm-fixed-price contract valued at $2.6m in February. The contract is for AeroVironment’s recently introduced Puma LE and included spares to support the customer’s existing fleet of AeroVironment tactical UAS. The contract award period of performance is one year. Commenting, Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for Aerovironment, said: “Puma LE is the newest member of our combat-proven family of tactical unmanned aircraft systems.” Adding: “Puma LE provides customers with Group 2 UAS endurance capabilities, nearly doubling the time on station of Puma 3,
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Flytrex takes-off with drone deliveries following COVID-19 social distancing protocols

Flytrex, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and in partnership with EASE Drones, the Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation and the City of Grand Forks, has launched its drone delivery service directly to backyards in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The initiative will provide necessities such as food, medicine and other essential goods via drone to selected households observing social distancing recommendations, helping address the growing health crisis by keeping citizens in the safety of their own homes and reducing crowding and unnecessary contact at local stores.  The company detailed how the deliveries will be made in cooperation with the
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