US Army orders more RQ-11 Raven UAVS
AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) recently announced that it has received $1,64,72,298 in additional funding to perform from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $6,58,89,191. The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012.
The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget. Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by June 30, 2013.
Weighing 450 grams, the ruggedised, multi-axis Mantis i23 payload for the Raven system houses an electro-optical