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Aerosonde Ltd, now part of Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, 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.
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- "AAI Corp Acquires Leading Australian UAV Developer Aerosonde" June 2006. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- "Textron Buys UAV Makers AAI & Aerosonde", Defense Industry Daily, 10 October 2007. Retrieved 9 July 2012.