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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.

  • No Runways Required
  • Lightweight
  • Small Size
  • Hand-Launched
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Rugged for Extended, Reliable Use in Harsh Environments
  • Autoland
  • Interoperable System Interface
  • Delivers real time situational awareness
  • Increases Combat Effectiveness
  • Force Protection


Standard 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 (Rechargeable Battery), 80–110 Minutes (Single Use Battery)
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 Lightweight, Modular Components, Waterproof Softcase, Optional FalconView Moving Map and Mission Planning Laptop Interface, Digital Video Recorder and Frame Capture.
Launch & Recovery Method Hand-Launched, Deep Stall Landing