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USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/ussocom-progresses-maritime-precision-engagement-munition-programme/

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/ussocom-progresses-maritime-precision-engagement-munition-programme/

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/ussocom-progresses-maritime-precision-engagement-munition-programme/

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 70...

USSOCOM progresses Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition programme

by Andrew White

Switchblade 600 is part of AeroVironment's emerging family of tactical loitering missile systems. (AeroVironment)

US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is preparing to conduct development tests with the Altius 700 airframe as part of the Maritime Precision Engagement-Munition (MPE-M) programme, officials have confirmed.

Addressing delegates at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on 17 May, representatives from the Program Executive Office (PEO) of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Warrior said the Area-I Altius 700 – a new 30 lb kinetic payload solution – would support Block 1 of the MPE-M programme.

The news follows the completion of software and integration risk reduction activities for the Altius 600 payload for MPE-M.

Block 1 of the MPE-M programme includes integrating a .50 cal remote weapon station. However, AeroVironment is also supporting MPE-M test and evaluation with a variant of its Switchblade 600 loitering missile system, following a USD26 million contract awarded in April 2021.

AeroVironment's vice-president for tactical missile systems, Brett Hush, told Janes


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