Italy’s Defense Ministry has certified AeroVironment’s Raven B micro unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to fly military-operated missions in Italian airspace, the company announced Dec. 15. A military aircraft type-classification certificate was issued for the 4.2-pound, hand-launched UAS by the ministry’s General Directorate for Aircraft Weapons Systems — the first issued in Italy for a micro-UAS, according to AeroVironment. “There are a number of important non-military applications ...

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