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AeroVironment get $45M modification contract for Switchblade Weapon System for the UK

AeroViroment Inc., Simi Valley, California, was awarded a $44,961,750 modification to contract W31P4Q-20-C-0024 for the Switchblade Weapon System

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AeroVironment get 45M modification contract for Switchblade Weapon System for the UK 01 Switchblade 300 (Picture source: Aerovironment)

 The AeroVironment Switchblade is a loitering munition developed by AeroVironment. It is designed as a "kamikaze," being able to crash into its target with an explosive warhead to destroy it. The Switchblade is small enough to be carried in a backpack and can be launched from a variety of ground, maritime, and air platforms

Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2023. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (United Kingdom) funds; and fiscal 2020 missile procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $44,961,750 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.