13:43 / 10.02.2022
AeroVironment to provide Uzbekistan with Puma 3 AE

Unit price figures indicate that Uzbekistan will receive about 40 RQ-20B Puma 3 AE small UASs under the FMS program.

Photo: USMC / Lance Cpl Frank Cordoba

AeroVironment is providing its RQ-20B Puma 3 AE small UAS to Uzbekistan under the FMS program, the DoD reported.

Work on the $8.54 million deal from US Army Contracting Command will be completed by 30 November 2022.

While the DoD did not disclose how many Puma 3 AE systems will be provided under the contract, Shephard Defense Insight gives a unit price of $225,000 for the UAS.

This translates into 38 or so aircraft for Uzbekistan.

The Puma 3 AE provides intelligence and targeting data from the land or sea through real-time imagery. The UAS is equipped with the Mantis i45 AE Gimbal by AeroVironment that contains two 15mp EO cameras with 50x zoom, IR capabilities and high-power illumination.

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