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RQ-11B Raven Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System by AeroVironment

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United States of America

AeroVironment
181 W. Huntington Drive, Suite 202
Monrovia, CA 91016


The Raven is the most widely used unmanned aircraft system in the world today. The Raven B DDL® system, an enhanced version of the battle proven Raven B system, is a lightweight solution designed for rapid deployment and high mobility for military applications requiring low-altitude surveillance and reconnaissance intelligence.

 

 

Raven can be operated manually or programmed for autonomous operation, utilizing the system's advanced avionics and precise GPS navigation. With a wingspan of 4.5 feet and a weight of 4.2 pounds, the hand-launched Raven provides aerial observation, day or night, at line-of-sight ranges up to 10 kilometers. The Raven, now available with an optional stabilized gimbaled payload, delivers real-time color or infrared imagery to the ground control and remote viewing stations. AeroVironment’s common GCS interfaces with all of its tactical ISR air vehicles reducing the level of training required and decreasing the time and cost involved.

 

PRODUCT SPECS

 

Payloads                    Dual Forward and Side-Look EO Camera Nose, Electronic Pan-tilt-zoom with Stabilization,

                                   Forward and Side-Look IR Camera Nose (6.5 oz payloads)

Range                        10 km

Endurance                  60-90 minutes

Speed                         32-81 km/h, 17-44 knots

Operating Altitude (Typ.)   100-500 ft (30-152 m) AGL, 14,000 ft MSL max launch altitude

Wing Span                  4.5 ft (1.4 m)

Length                         3.0 ft (0.9 m)

Weight                         4.2 lbs (1.9 kg)

GCS                            Common GCS with Puma and Wasp® AE

Launch & Recovery Method          Hand-Launched, Deep Stall Landing

 

Payload Types

 

-Gimbaled EO/IR cameras with IR illuminator. Digital stabilization. Continuous pan, +10 to -90 degree tilt.

 

-Dual forward and side-look EO cameras. Digital stabilization electronic pan-tilt-zoom.

 

-Optional: Side-look IR Camera, forward-look IR camera.

 

Hand Launched

A lightweight, hand-launched solution designed for rapid deployment and high mobility.

 

Simple Operation

The Raven features simple operation. autonomous navigation, autoland, and an inter-operable system interface.

 

Aerodynamic Design

With a wingspan of 4.5 feet and a weight of 4.2 pounds, the hand-launched Raven provides aerial observation, day or night, at line-of-sight ranges up to 10 kilometers.

Defense Products & Services: RQ-11B Raven Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System by AeroVironment
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Description: RQ-11B Raven Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System
Source of Information: AeroVironment