Raven B UAS contract awarded to AeroVironmentNews
August 20, 2019
MONROVIA, Calif. AeroVironment, Inc. announced it received a firm fixed-price contract award valued at $45.1 million for RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages.
AeroVironment received the contract award from the U.S. Army for its Security Force Assistance Brigades (SFAB). The SFAB are specialized units with the core mission to conduct training, advising, assisting, enabling, and accompanying operations with allied and partner nations.
Officials say the Raven is more agile and less detectable than larger and more costly unmanned aircraft. Soldiers use it to conduct battlefield reconnaissance and provide their units with a greater level of security.
AeroVironment’s Raven is a fully man-portable, hand-launched small unmanned aircraft system designed for land-based operations. The Raven system provides operators with real-time intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.