|AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven UAS. Photo: AeroVironment
[Avionics Today 08-25-2015] AeroVironment has received 10 orders from the United States Army as of May, totaling $47.1 million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A PumaAE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment.
The AeroVironment Raven is a lightweight solution designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for military applications requiring low-altitude surveillance and reconnaissance intelligence. The AeroVironment Puma AE is a small UAS designed for land-based and maritime operations.
"Sustaining the Army's large fleet of Raven and Puma AE systems ensures that soldiers continue to have the most effective, reliable and adaptable small UAS available to support them wherever and whenever required," said Kirk Flittie, vice president and general manager of AeroVironment's UAS business segment.