MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. has announced that it has been awarded a contract valued at $11.3 million with Canada’s Department of National Defence to “provide an Unmanned Aerial Surveillance solution. The solution includes the delivery of The Raven-B(R) unmanned aerial vehicles built by AeroVironment, MDA’s full-motion video exploitation tools, training, maintenance, and support services.”
The Raven is a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) deployed by the U.S. Armed Forces. It can fly either manually or autonomously, and can be used for surveillance and reconnaissance for both commercial and military operations.
No other details were released.