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US Army Awards AeroVironment Contract to Supply Raven UAS to Spanish Military

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 20, 2015
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Member of the US Army launching the Raven RQ-11 UAS
Member of the US Army launching the Raven RQ-11 UAS. Photo: Aerovironment

[Avionics Today 08-20-2015] AeroVironment has received a contract from the United States Army totaling $3.4 million for RQ-11B Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to supply the Spanish Ministry of Defense via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

Raven is designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for military applications requiring low-altitude Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR). 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.

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