AeroVironment Wins Raven UAS Contract

By Tish Drake | May 30, 2008
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AeroVironment (AV), Monrovia, Calif., signed a $7.7 million contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence for the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems. The contract includes aircraft systems, training, logistics support and airworthiness certification. Each Raven system consists of three aircraft, a ground control station, a remote video terminal, system spares and related services. The Raven is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor platform that provides real-time video imagery for “over the hill” and “around the corner” reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. For related news

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