January 27, 2014
Small unmanned air systems have proven extremely popular with the military. AeroVironment's 4-lb. RQ-11B Raven, for instance, outnumbers all of the other UAVs in the Pentagon's inventory put together. But competition from even smaller UAS with advanced capabilities is increasing.
“In a world of shrinking budgets, smaller systems may provide more acquisition value than the larger, more expensive systems,” says Bryan da Frota, CEO of Prioria Robotics.