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The Raven is the most widely used 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.

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 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.

  • Small size, lightweight & hand-launched
  • Autonomous navigation & autoland
  • Rugged for extended, reliable use in harsh environments
  • Delivers realtime situational awareness
  • Increases combat effectiveness and force protection


Payloads Advanced EO/IR; stabilized 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™ AE and Wasp® AE
Launch Method Hand-Launched
Recovery Method Deep stall landing