RQ-11B Raven UAV – the most popular fixed-wing military drone

 

Raven UAV
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Steven Rose launches an RQ-11 Raven unmanned aerial vehicle near a new highway bridge project along the Euphrates River north of Al Taqqadum, Iraq, on Oct. 9, 2009. DoD photo by Spc. Michael J. MacLeod, U.S. Army. (Released)

Primary Function

Reconnaissance and surveillance with low altitude operation

Contractor
Aerovironment, Inc.
Services
USN, USMC, USAF, US Army
Power Plant
Electric Motor, rechargeable lithium ion batteries
Wingspan
4.5 feet (1.37 meters)
Weight
4.2 lbs (1.9 kilograms)
Weight (ground control unit)
17 lbs (7.7 kilograms)
Speed
30-60 mph (26-52 knots)
Range
8-12 km (4.9-7.45 miles)
Endurance
60-90 minutes
Altitude (operations)
100-500 feet air ground level ( to 152 meters)
Payload
High resolution, day/night camera and thermal imager
Date deployed
2004