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AeroVironment Wins Army Raven Contract

By Tish Drake | September 9, 2011
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AeroVironment, based in Monrovia, Calif., received a $15.9 million contract order, under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises Army contractor logistics support for Raven systems. The logistics support services are scheduled to be delivered within the next several months.

The Raven unmanned aircraft is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor platform that provides day and night, real-time video imagery for "over the hill" and "around the corner" reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of tactical units, according to the company.

"Raven unmanned aircraft systems continue to provide valuable situational awareness directly to our warfighters, increasing mission effectiveness and safety," said Tom Herring, AeroVironment senior vice president and general manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems. "We remain focused on providing our customers with battle-proven Raven systems and support services to enable success."

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