For conventional or special operations forces, in the field or from fixed defensive positions, AeroVironment’s combat-proven Switchblade is the ideal loitering munition for use against beyond-line-of-site targets. Back-packable and rapidly deployable from air, sea or ground platforms, Switchblade provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike capabilities with low collateral effects.
Remotely piloted or flown autonomously, Switchblade can provide real-time GPS coordinates and video for information gathering, targeting, or feature/object recognition. The vehicle’s small size and quiet electric motor make it difficult to detect, recognize, and track, even at very close range.
|GCS||Common Ground Control Station for Raven, Wasp AE and Puma AE|
|Range||10 km radius of operation|
|Speed||55 to 85 kts|
|Operational Altitude||Below 500 feet AGL (ceiling >15,000 feet MSL)|
|Weight||Fits inside ALICE pack, approx. 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) (includes payload, launcher and transport bag)|
|Launch Method||Self contained ground launch|
|Observables||Very small visual, thermal and acoustic signatures|
|Lethality||Precision strike with very low collateral damage|
|Optional Launch Platforms||Air vehicle, ground vehicle, water craft, etc.|