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Marines Order Raven UAS from AeroVironment

By Miles Farnsworth | April 30, 2012
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AeroVironment received a $3.7 million order from the Marine Corps to supply RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages.
The RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system is a 4.2-pound, backpackable, hand-launched sensor platform that provides "over the hill" and "around the corner" reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of tactical units. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The Raven system remains the cornerstone small UAS capability for the Marines and other military services, providing proven, reliable frontline situational awareness, anywhere and at any time," said Tom Herring, AeroVironment senior vice president and general manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

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