Sgt. Juan Rivera, from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, launches the RAVEN unmanned aerial vehicle into the skies over downtown Baghdad, to take surveillance photos during December, 2005
MAJ Chris Brown, Kuwait Raven Equipping Detachment officer in charge, goes over the basics of operating the software for the Raven umanned aerial vehicle with operators from 4th Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.
AeroVironment's Raven, a manpackable small unmanned aerial vehicle, provides day and night, near-real-time video imagery for over the hill intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in support of a ground commander.
Spc. Ted Trenary and Pfc. Kevin Tirserio (right), from the 101st Airborne Division, prepare to launch the Raven unmanned aerial vehicle at Forward Operating Base McHenry, Iraq. The Raven is being used to hunt for roadside bombs.
Cpl. Christopher Chladny (right) and Staff Sgt. Joshua Rygiel fly the Raven using their navigation computer near Tikrit, Iraq. The aircraft has cameras mounted on it for surveillance of possible enemy activity.
Sgt. 1st Class Austin Bergan, an intelligence analyst from the 3rd Infantry Division, assembles the Raven unmanned aerial vehicle.
Cpl. Jerry Rogers, from the 1st Armored Division, prepares to launch a Raven unmanned aerial vehicle over Taji, Iraq.
Cpl. Christopher Chladny, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot, and Pfc. Michael Compton, assemble the Raven UAV and prepare for a surveillance flight near Tikrit, Iraq
Staff Sgt Charles Alexander (front) and Chief Warrant Officer Two John Terry of the 1-9 Field Artillery, 3rd ID operate the RAVEN system, taking surveillance photos of areas in downtown Baghdad, Iraq.