AeroVironment has won a $3.4 million contract from the United States Army to supply RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Spanish Ministry of Defense.
Raven, the most widely used UAS, is designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for military applications requiring low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
With a wingspan of 4.5 feet and weighing 4.2 pounds, the hand-launched Raven provides aerial observation, day or night, at line-of-sight ranges up to approximately 6.2 miles (10 kilometers).
“AeroVironment continues to set the standard for delivering increasingly valuable capabilities in some of the most challenging conditions and places in the world,” said Kirk Flittie, AeroVironment vice president and general manager of the company’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems business segment.
“All US armed services and more than thirty global allied forces rely on our unmanned aircraft systems to gain rapid intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for information superiority in today’s hot zones.” Flitte added.
“Our small UAS deliver powerful insight, on-demand for valuable, real-time situational awareness – whenever and wherever needed that helps military personnel operate more safely and effectively,” Flittie said.