Armed Forces of Ukraine received a shipment of drones RQ-11B Raven system today, on July 27. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko reports this on Facebook.
"The US Air Force transport aircraft with drones on board landed safely in Kyiv on Wednesday. These UAVs will significantly increase the effectiveness of Ukrainian Arm Forces’ actions, including those preventing violations of the ceasefire state", reads the report.
The AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven is a small hand-launched remote-controlled unmanned aerial vehicle developed for the United States military, but now adopted by the military forces of many other countries.
The RQ-11 Raven was originally introduced as the FQM-151 in 1999, but in 2002 developed into its current form, resembling an enlarged FAI class F1C free flight model aircraft in general appearance. The craft is launched by hand and powered by a pusher configuration electric motor. The plane can fly up to 6.2 miles (10.0 km) at altitudes of appx 500 feet (150 m) above ground level (AGL), and over 15,000 feet (4,600 m) above mean sea level (MSL), at flying speeds of 28–60 mph (45–97 km/h).