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AeroVironment Awarded $41.7 Million Contract Option for Raven UAS
UNMANNED CONTRACT: The U.S. Army has ordered additional RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated services for its fiscal 2009 requirements from AeroVironment. Each Raven system consists of three aircraft, two ground control stations and spares. The aggregate order value, an option under an existing contract, is $41.7 million and is fully funded, according to military officials. The award was released under the existing Army joint small UAS program of record for Ravens and will provide systems, spares and services for the Army and Marine Corps.