The U.S. Army has handed an upgraded reconnaissance and surveillance toolÂ to warfighters in an effort to help troops identify targets and record data.
TheÂ Raven GimbalÂ unmanned aerial systems work to provide a 360-degree view of environment and send video images, compass headings and location data to a ground control systems, the Army said Friday.
Soldiers were also trained to use the updated Raven.
“We are getting better surveillance now when we launch the Raven,” said Staff Sgt. Brent Mann, a master small unmanned aircraft systems trainer with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“We no longer have to bring the Raven down to switch from daytime to nighttime infrared cameras, as it has both capabilities,” added Mann.