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AeroVironment wins follow-on contract for Digital Raven Systems UAS

The U.S. Army has awarded an $8.4 million follow-on contract to AeroVironment for the hand-launched Raven unmanned aircraft system.

Posted on: 6/6/2011
Source: CompositesWorld

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AeroVironment Inc. (Monrovia, Calif., USA) on May 24 reported that it has received a firm-fixed-price contract order valued at $8.4 million under a follow-on contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises new digital Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and initial spares packages.

The Raven unmanned aircraft is a 4.2-lb/1.9-kg, 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. U.S. armed forces use Raven systems extensively for missions such as base security, route reconnaissance, mission planning and force protection. Each Raven system typically consists of three aircraft, two ground control stations and spares.

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