The RQ-11B (Raven) small unmanned aircraft systems. The order includes new aircraft systems as well as training, logistics support, and airworthiness certification. and is fully funded.Ministry of Defence awarded AeroVironment (Nasdaq: AVAV) a $7.7 million contract for
“We performed a thorough competitive selection process and thecame out as a clear winner,” said Frans Klein, Head Section Unmanned Aircrafts for The Defense Materiel Organisation. “Decisive elements in the selection were hand-launchability, reliability, ease of use, robustness, and proven, in-theatre operational performance.” The Dutch selection of continues AeroVironment’s international success in marketing its small s, following the enthusiastic endorsement of the systems by the US Army and Marine Corps. Other international armies that acquired Ravens sofar include Italy, Denmark, Australia and Spain.