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Aerosonde Ltd

Aerosonde Ltd
Headquarters Australia
Products UAV aircraft
Parent AAI Corporation, Textron Systems
Aerosonde Ltd logo

Aerosonde Ltd is an Australian-based developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, including the AAI Corporation Aerosonde series. The company has customers in Australia, Asia and North America who use its vehicles for reconnaissance and meteorological applications.

The company gained prominence on 21 August 1998 when an Aerosonde "Laima" became the first unmanned aerial vehicle to cross the North Atlantic, covering a 3270 km route in a time of 26 hrs 45 min.

On 22 June 2006 Aerosonde Ltd was acquired by the AAI Corporation. AAI was acquired in 2007 by Textron.[1][2]


Summary of aircraft built by Aerosonde
Model name First flight Number built Type
AAI Corporation Aerosonde 1+ UAV


  • Aerosonde Ltd Homepage


  1. ^ "AAI Corp Acquires Leading Australian UAV Developer Aerosonde" June 2006. Retrieved: 9 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Textron Buys UAV Makers AAI & Aerosonde" Defense Industry Daily, 10 October 2007. Retrieved: 9 July 2012.

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