AeroVironment‘s micro-unmanned aerial system (MUAS) Raven B has been approved by the Dutch military for operation in the country’s airspace.

The Raven B was selected by the Dutch Ministry of Defence for its hand-launchability, reliability, ease of use, robustness, demonstrated in-theatre operational performance and logistics support, the military said.

The 4.2lb backpackable sensor platform provides day and night real-time video imagery for ‘over the hill’ and ‘around the corner’ reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in support of tactical units.