AeroVironment is an American defense contractor that primarily deals with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The headquarters is located in Arlington, Virginia. The company was founded by Paul B. McCready, Jr., a muscle car designer, in 1971. The company is best known for developing a series of human-powered and later solar-powered light vehicles. AeroVironment is the leading supplier of small drones to the Pentagon, including the Raven, Wasp and Puma models.[1][2]

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  1. "Air Force Special Operations Command - Fact Sheet (Printable) : WASP III MICRO REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT". 2011-07-19. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2022-05-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "AeroVironment Delivers Tiny Drones to U.S. Military". Retrieved 2022-05-04.