Aevum’s Ravn X is Now the Largest Drone in the World

Most people are used to drones that are lightweight, easily carried by the hands or fit a pocket. Now comes this gigantic drone that even needs a runway to land, Ravn X.

The epic behemoth, which was unveiled Thursday, is now the world’s largest Unmanned Aircraft (UAS) by mass, tipping the scales at nearly 28 tons. Ravn X is the handiwork of the startup, Aevum. The Alabama-based outfit showcased its pride and joy at the Cecil SpacePort launch facility in Jacksonville, Florida, and, well, it was hard to miss. The 80-foot aircraft has a wingspan of 60 feet and stands 18 feet tall. – Read more.

The 55,000-pound UAV is designed to drop a rocket in midair, which will shoot small satellites into orbit. The US Air Force picked Aevum to fly a $4.9 million satellite mission in 2021. Aevum has also contracted a commercial mission. – Read more.

Without doubt, Ravn X is not for ordinary consumers, such as hobbyists. It is for launching satellites.

Here is a quote from the founder and CEO of the company Aevum:

“Aevum is completely reimagining access to space. The current definition of rocket science doesn’t work for us. With Aevum, everyone will be able to say, ‘It is rocket science and I can do it.’ Aevum is pushing logistics to the next generation with software and automation technologies,” said Jay Skylus, founder and CEO of Aevum. “U.S. leadership has identified the critical need for extremely fast access to low Earth orbit. We’re faster than anybody. […]Aevum will shorten the lead time of launches from years to months, and when our customers demand it, minutes. This is necessary to improve lives on Earth. This is necessary to save lives.”

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