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Southeast Asian military customer awards AeroVironment $6.4 Million Raven tactical UAS follow-on contract award


AeroVironment, Inc., a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it received a firm fixed-price contract valued at $6,408,542 from an existing Southeast Asian military customer on September 17, 2019 for additional Raven unmanned aircraft systems. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.


Southeast Asian military customer awards AeroVironment 6.4 Million Raven tactical UAS follow on contract award An RQ-11 Raven UAV in flight (Picture source: US Air Force)


“With nearly two decades of combat-proven effectiveness, Raven is a mainstay workhorse for this customer’s military, other allied governments, and the U.S. military because it gives troops closest to the fight immediate eyes in the sky to gain lifesaving situational awareness anywhere and at any time,” said Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development at AeroVironment.“Raven’s ruggedness, small footprint and sensor capabilities ensure that allied forces throughout the world have a profound advantage at a moment’s notice in the most extreme environments.”

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 (10 kilometers). With its stabilized gimbaled payload, the Raven delivers real-time color or infrared imagery to ground control and remote viewing stations.

AeroVironment is participating in the Defense and Security 2019 Exhibition and Conference in Bangkok, Thailand from November 18 through 21. Please visit AeroVironment at Booth U03 or at www.avinc.com to learn more.


Southeast Asian military customer awards AeroVironment 6.4 Million Raven tactical UAS follow on contract award 2 An RQ-11 Raven UAV launched (Picture source: US Gov)