UAS: RQ-11B Raven?

The Raven system is the most widely deployed unmanned aircraft system in the world, ideal for low-altitude intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions that depend on rapid deployment and pinpoint maneuverability. Lightweight and simple to operate, the Raven is rucksack portable and can be hand-launched for day or night observation. The Raven has an optional stabilized gimbaled payload, and delivers real-time color and/or infrared imagery to the ground control and remote viewing stations.

Thanks to its advanced avionics, Raven can be operated manually or programmed for autonomous navigation. 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.

Raven RQ-11B Video

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

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Product Specs

Payloads EO/IR Gimbal with IR pointer
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
RQ-11B Raven UAV payload

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 Unmanned Aircraft System: Raven

Hand Launched

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

Simple Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operation by AeroVironment, Inc.

Simple Operation

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

The UAS Raven has an aerodynamic design

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.