AeroVironment Awarded $2.4 Million Raven® Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for U.S. Ally
- Raven lightweight small unmanned aircraft system is designed for rapid deployment, delivering real-time tactical situational awareness to warfighters
United States Department of Defense Foreign Military Salesprogram facilitates interoperability among U.S.and allied forces
- AeroVironment’s innovative family of tactical UAS are deployed by more than 45 allied governments
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AeroVironment’s Raven tactical unmanned aircraft system is simple to operate, rucksack portable and can be hand-launched for day or night observation. (Photo: Business Wire)
“With its rugged design, small footprint and high resolution sensor capabilities, the combat-proven Raven offers allied forces the actionable intelligence they need at a moment’s notice in the most extreme environments,” said
AeroVironment’s Raven system is designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for operations requiring low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. With a wingspan of 4.5 feet and weighing just 4.2 pounds (1.9 kilograms), the hand-launched Raven provides situational awareness, day or night, with an operational range of 6.2 miles (10 kilometers). The Raven’s Mantis i23 EO/IR gimbaled payload delivers real-time video or infrared imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations.
AeroVironment’s family of small UAS comprises the majority of all unmanned aircraft in the
About AeroVironment Tactical UAS
The RQ-20A/B Puma™, Puma™ LE, RQ-11B Raven®, RQ-12A Wasp®, together with the VAPOR® Helicopter comprise AeroVironment’s family of tactical unmanned aircraft systems. This family of systems provides increased capability to the warfighter that gives ground commanders the option of selecting the appropriate aircraft based on the type of mission to be performed. This increased capability has the potential to provide significant force protection and force multiplication benefits to small tactical units and security personnel.
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