UAS: RQ-11B Raven®

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.


AeroVironment Raven B Unmanned Aircraft – Daytime Video

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. 


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AeroVironment Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft – Nighttime Video

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. 


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Product Specs

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
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, Wasp and Shrike
Launch & Recovery Method Hand-Launched, Deep Stall Landing
RQ-11B Raven UAV payload

Payload Types

Gimbaled EO/IR cameras with IR illuminator. Digital stabilization. Continuous pan, +10 to -90 degree tilt.

Dual forward and side-look EO cameras. Digital stabilization electronic pan-tilt-zoom.

Optional: Side-look IR Camera, forward-look IR camera.

Hand-launched Unmanned Aircraft System: Raven

Hand Launched

A lightweight, hand-launched solution designed for rapid deployment and high mobility. 

Simple Unmanned Aerial Vehicle operation by AeroVironment, Inc.

Simple Operation

The Raven features simple operation. autonomous navigation, autoland, and an inter-operable system interface.

The UAS Raven has an aerodynamic design

Aerodynamic Design

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.