AeroVironment, a global leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), on March 25 announced that the U.S. Army exercised the second of three options under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small UAS contract on February 25, 2021. The value of the contract option is $20,979,905 and includes avionics and data link upgrade packages to modify radio frequencies employed by the Army’s existing fleet of Raven tactical UAS. The period of Performance ends June 30, 2022.
U.S. Army Sgt. Javier Santos launches an AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven (Picture source: U.S. Army)