SOCOM recently awarded a firm-fixed-price contract worth $20,321,973 to AeroVironment for the procurement of their Switchblade 600 tactical missile systems. SOCOM expects delivery of the devices by January 2023. The Switchblade 600 is tube launched and be easily transported from fixed to mobile platforms, providing operators with superior force, and minimizing their potential exposure. The system is self-contained, or all-in-one, and can be transported by soldiers without the use of equipment. Each missile is equipped with a high performance electro-optical/infrared gimbaled sensor suite which allows precision control for up to 40 hours
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