AeroVironment said Thursday the contract action serves as the second option year of the potential $55 million flight control systems area of the Armyâ€™s five-year Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems award.
The recent contract action, which was executed in February, follows a $21 million option exercised in April 2020.
Trace Stevenson, vice president and product line general manager for small UAS at AeroVironment, said the Raven platforms have supported warfightersâ€™ situational awareness operations for over a decade.
AeroVironment will perform work under the contact option through June 30, 2022.
The Raven UAS is a hand-launched platform designed to support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions in low altitudes.
The lightweight aircraft has electro-optical/infrared gimbaled payload elements intended for real-time infrared imaging and video for remote viewing and ground control stations.