AeroVironment Gets $20M Order From Army

Monrovia-based unmanned aerial vehicle maker AeroVironment announced this morning that it has received a $20M order from the U.S. Army, for an upgrade for the army's RQ-11B Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Aerovironment said the win covers a new multi-axis pan, tilt and zoom sensor payload for the unmanned aircraft. The company said that the U.S. Department of Defense now has more than 5,000 Raven aircraft deployed.