AeroVironment receives a contract for RQ 11B Raven SUAS

AeroVironment receives a contract for RQ 11B Raven SUAS

AeroVironment has signed a $13 million contract for Raven RQ-11B small unmanned aircraft systems.

The contract covers recurring requirements for RQ-11B SUAS, spare parts, related equipment and training.

The location of performance is U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility which includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean nations.

Work on the contract is expected to be completed by September 2023. This award is the result of a non-competitive acquisition and one offer was received.

The location of performance is U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility which includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean nations. The work is expected to be completed by September 28, 2023. This award is the result of a non-competitive acquisition and one offer was received.

The AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven is a small hand-launched, remote-controlled, unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) developed for the United States Army, but now adopted by the military forces of many other countries. The RQ-11 Raven was originally introduced as the FQM-151 in 1999, but in 2002 developed into its current form, resembling an enlarged FAI class F1C free-flight model aircraft in general appearance. The craft is launched by hand and powered by a pusher configuration electric motor. The plane can fly up to 6.2 miles (10 km) at altitudes of appx 500 feet (150 m) above ground level (AGL), and over 15,000 feet (4,600 m) above mean sea level (MSL), at flying speeds of 28–60 mph (45–97 km/h). The U.S. Army deploys the Raven at company-level.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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