The Raven is a small, unmanned surveillance aircraft. It can be carried and launched by just one person, and it is capable of sending back color and infrared imagery at ranges of up to 10 kilometers.
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Did You Know?
Launching the Raven is easy: You just pick it up and throw it into the air.
Landing the Raven is also easy: It navigates back to you by itself and then gently crashes at your feet.
The U.S. military has more than 5,000 Ravens.
- Maximum altitude of 152 m (500 ft). Capable of loitering and following waypoints and targets. No runways required.
- N/A cm | N/A in
- 90 cm | 35.4 in
- 140 cm | 55.1 in
- 1.9 kg | 4.2 lb
- 81 km/h | 50.3 mph (max)
- Dual forward and side-look electro-optical cameras, forward and side-look infrared cameras, electronic pan-tilt-zoom with stabilization.
- Electric motor
- Rechargeable battery, 60 to 90 minutes of flight; single-use battery, 80 to 110 minutes of flight.
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- Lightweight composites