Switchblade 600 tactical missile system to be integrated onto maritime platformsNews
April 29, 2021
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc., company specializing in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced it was awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) that includes delivery and integration of Switchblade 600 tactical missile systems into specialized maritime platforms, scheduled to be completed by January 2023.
The AeroVironment Switchblade 600 is an all-in-one, man portable solution equipped with a high-performance EO/IR gimbaled sensor suite, precision flight control, and more than 40 minutes of flight time to deliver tactical reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA).
The company claims that its anti-armor warhead enables engagement and prosecution of hardened static and moving light armored vehicles from multiple angles – without external ISR or fires assets – intended for precise, localized effects and minimal collateral damage.