First NOAA collaboration

The 6 kg (13 lb) Puma is hand-launched, has a typical effective flight time of around 45 minutes, and then hard lands upon water where it can be quickly recovered and prepped for relaunch within in few minutes after a battery swap of its lithium-ion polymer battery. All electronics are waterproofed and ruggedized within an overall body of high impact foam, allowing it to be very light, and very durable.