U.S. Navy Tests RQ-20A Puma AE UAV From Patrol Ship

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The U.S. Navy has confirmed that the coastal patrol ship ‘USS Monsoon’ has tested the capabilities of the RQ-20A Puma AE (All Environment), during a Griffin Missile System test in the Arabian Gulf on 19-25 July. The Puma can be operated in many scenarios at sea and throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO) such as man overboard, personnel recovery, search and rescue and visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) exercises and operations.

“The goal was to put Pumas on ships that don’t have a helicopter or an organic airborne capability of...

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