Army orders Maveric micro-UAS get rush

Three-dozen Maveric micro-unmanned aerial systems by Prioria Robotics Inc. are being produced and rushed to U.S. troops as part of an urgent request.
The U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force, which issued the $4.5 million contract to Prioria Robotics, said the request was made by soldiers in a theater of operations but gave no additional details.

The hand-launched Maveric, which is not part of the service’s UAS inventory, has a wingspan of just 28 inches, a loaded weight of 2.5 pounds and a cruise speed of 26 knots. It can be flown for one hour before it has to be refueled.

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