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AV Digital Data Link Upgrade kits for analogue Ravens


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AeroVironment
: 23 December, 2009  (Application Story)
Analogue Raven unmanned aerial systems belonging to the US Army and Marines to be upgraded to digital systems in order placed on AeroVironment
AV Digital Data Link Upgrade kits for analogue Ravens
AeroVironment (AV) has received a $23,926,917 firm fixed-price order under an existing contract. This contract modification comprises digital Raven systems and kits to upgrade existing analogue Raven systems currently being used by the US Army and US Marine Corps with AVs digital data link.

We began deliveries of digital Raven systems at the end of October, and are increasing production in response to customer demand, said John Grabowsky, AV executive vice president and general manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Our digital data link uses the frequency spectrum allocated to small UAS much more efficiently than the analogue link it replaces. As a result, digital Raven systems allow our customers to increase significantly the number of Raven air vehicles that can be used in a given area, as well as provide greater communication security through signal encryption, and enable valuable new capabilities such as beyond line-of-site operation. Digital Raven systems will directly benefit ground forces by helping them operate more effectively and safely, wherever and whenever they need them.

Full funding for this contract modification was provided by a United States Department of Defence supplemental funding bill. The total potential value of this order is $66.6 million, of which $42.7 million is not yet funded but has been added to the maximum potential value of the contract supporting this program.
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