GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prioria Robotics, Inc., developers of the tactical Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) announced today that it has been awarded several contracts totaling $4.5 million by the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force. This multi-system order will position the Maveric Unmanned Aircraft System® (UAS) as a next generation UAS capability to support the warfighter. As part of this recent contract, Maveric UAS® successfully completed certification by the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131108/FL13688 ) The U.S. Army has shifted its focus to smaller, more rapidly deployable units with the proper equipment to support their missions. Maveric UAS® is a single-person operable and portable aircraft, usable in the most rugged conditions and equipped with the largest number of payload options of any hand-launched UAS, including day, night, Short Wave Infrared, and other custom payloads utilizing Prioria's modular payload system. Maveric UAS® provides next generation capability at a great value with a low cost of ownership. "It is our goal to support the warfighter. Having ATEC certifications means that we have a safe and reliable system," said Bryan da Frota, Chief Executive Officer of Prioria Robotics, Inc. "We believe as the mission changes and evolves, Maveric UAS® will become an instrumental component to meeting these missions." To learn more about Prioria Robotics Inc., visit www.prioria.com, search www.youtube.com Prioria Maveric UAS® – for videos or follow on Twitter @MavericUAS. ABOUT PRIORIA ROBOTICS, INC.: Prioria Robotics, Inc. is a Gainesville, Florida based company dedicated to making Unmanned Aircraft Systems smarter. Prioria offers Maveric UAS® to the U.S. and allied militaries worldwide. In addition to military offerings, Prioria Robotics Inc. provides a family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to public safety, agriculture and other markets. SOURCE Prioria Robotics, Inc.