AeroVironment awarded $6.41M Raven follow-on contract
AeroVironment announced it received a firm fixed-price contract valued at $6.41M from an existing Southeast Asian military customer on September 17 for additional Raven unmanned aircraft systems. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. AeroVironment's Raven system is designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for applications requiring low-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. 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. With its stabilized gimbaled payload, the Raven delivers real-time color or infrared imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations.