Unmanned Vehicles

AeroVironment announces new Raven order

5th November 2019 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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AeroVironment has received a contract from an unnamed existing Southeast Asian military customer for additional Raven UAS, the company announced on 4 November.

The $6.4 million contract will see the UAS delivered within 12 months. 

Raven is designed for low-altitude ISR missions. With a wingspan of 4.5ft and weighing 4.2lbs, the hand-launched system provides aerial observation, day or night, at line-of-sight ranges up to approximately 6.2 miles (10km). Raven delivers real-time colour or infrared imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations with its stabilised gimbaled payload.

Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development at AeroVironment, said: ‘With nearly two decades of combat-proven effectiveness, Raven is a mainstay workhorse for this customer’s military, other allied governments, and the US military because it gives troops closest to the fight immediate eyes in the sky to gain lifesaving situational awareness anywhere and at any time.

‘Raven’s ruggedness, small footprint and sensor capabilities ensure that allied forces throughout the world have a profound advantage at a moment’s notice in the most extreme environments.’

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