The Raven is a lightweight unmanned aircraft system designed for rapid deployment and high-mobility in military and commercial operations. It provides low-altitude reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition. It can be operated manually or programmed for autonomous operation, utilising the system’s advanced avionics and GPS navigation.
Three Raven drones from the 41° Cordendons Regiment of the Italian Army, based in Sora just south of Rome, are on the Italian island for the exercise, along with ten operators.
The drones, which can operate both day and night, were launched on Apr. 12 and will remain in operation until the end of the exercise before returning to its home base.
The 41° Cordendons Regiment falls under the Italian Army’s Artillery speciality which created the important capability of monitoring the battlefield. The regiment is composed of a regiment command, a support battery and a specialists group.