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The Aerosonde® aircraft has proven itself in military, civil, and scientific applications in which reliable, precise data collection is vital to mission effectiveness. Below are aircraft and application images that display the Aerosonde aircraft’s flexibility and performance.

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AAI’s integrated launch and recovery trailer, or LRT, enables the Aerosonde Mark 4.7 aircraft to operate from confined spaces or shipboard.

 

AAI offers a variety of training and instructional services, as well as training devices, to help customers optimize their unmanned aircraft system investments.  
       
   
The Aerosonde Mark 4.7 was showcased at the 2010 Bahrain Air Show.   AAI demonstrated its On-the-Move Command and Control capability using its Aerosonde Mark 4.7 aircraft and an internally transportable vehicle.  
       
   
In late 2009, the company demonstrated the Aerosonde Mark 4.7’s shipboard launch and recovery capability aboard the M-80 Stiletto platform.  
     
The Aerosonde Mark 4.7 small unmanned aircraft system was introduced in early 2009. It is designed to provide a long-endurance "eye in the sky" for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications. The system also features an integrated launch and recovery system for fast, flexible ground and/or shipboard automatic launch and recovery capability.  
   
 
   
In August 2009, AAI successfully flew its Aerosonde aircraft along with two AAI Orbiter™ miniature unmanned aircraft as part of a six-aircraft simultaneous unmanned flight demonstration conducted in conjunction with the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Symposium).
  During summer 2009, the Aerosonde Mark 4.7 aircraft conducted a successful flight demonstration for the U.S. Navy and U. S. Marine Corps. This newest aircraft in the Aerosonde fleet, with its small, expeditionary footprint, flexible launch and recovery capability, and multi-sensor payload was submitted as AAI's entry for the joint Navy/Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS)/Tier II program.  
       
   
Ideally suited for long-range environmental monitoring and surveillance, the Aerosonde aircraft is flexible enough to handle regular operations in a variety of climates and terrains.   Since its introduction, the Aerosonde aircraft has undergone continuous development to increase reliability and expand operational capacity. This Aerosonde was launched from a Shadow launcher, proving interoperability with fielded U.S. Army and Marine Corps systems.  
       
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    In 1998, an Aerosonde was the first unmanned aircraft to cross the North Atlantic.  
       
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The Aerosonde aircraft is utilized by NASA and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as a “hurricane hunter.”   To capture the rugged terrain of Barrow, Alaska, our skilled flight crews launched two aircraft within an hour of each other to maximize the customer’s data collection.  
       
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The Aerosonde aircraft can conduct stealth missions because it is difficult to observe at short range. It can monitor its target areas with minimal disturbance, making it an excellent surveillance and monitoring tool.   Capable of effectively meeting mission goals within extremes of temperature and surrounding terrain, the Aerosonde aircraft has proved valuable for both military and scientific missions unsuitable for manned aircraft.  
       
       

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