AeroVironment has announced it won a $2.4 million Foreign Military Sales contract to supply Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to an allied nation.
The deal was awarded on March 3, 2020. Delivery is anticipated by August of this year, the company said Tuesday.
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.