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US Marines Purchase AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft

May 2, 2012

The United States Marine Corps has placed a firm fixed-price order with AeroVironment valued at over $3.6 million, through an existing U.S. Army contract. The order, placed in March with an expected delivery date of April 27, 2012, was for AeroVironment’s RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages.

Weighing in at 4.2 pounds, the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft system is a hand-launched sensor platform designed to provide round-the-clock, real-time video imagery to a portable ground control station for missions ranging from reconnaissance to surveillance and target acquisition. U.S.