AeroVironment to Develop Solar-Powered HALE UAS

AeroVironment has announced the formation of a joint venture with Japanese telecommunications firm HAPSMobile to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) for commercial operations. This category of UAS is also referred to as high-altitude pseudo-satellites, or HAPS. The joint venture will fund the development program up to a net maximum value of $65,011,481.

“This is a historic moment for AeroVironment. For many years, we have fully understood the incredible value high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft platforms could...

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