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US Army exercises another Raven FCS option
The US Army has exercised the second of three contract options with AeroVironment under the sole-source Flight Control Systems (FCS) element of the multi-year Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) contract.
This $20.98 million contract option means that AeroVironment will provide avionics and data link upgrade packages by July 2022 to modify radio frequencies employed by US Army Raven tactical UAS. A previous FCS option was exercised in July 2020.
The US Army is the biggest single operator of Raven with more than 6,600 of the hand-launched ISR aircraft in its inventory, according to Shephard Defence Insight.
The SUAS has a wingspan of 1.4m and weighs 1.9kg with an operational range of 10km. It is equipped with a Mantis i23 EO/IR gimballed payload for delivery of real-time video or IR imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations.
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