Through different programs, customers approach Raven to fly their equipment for many different reasons. This equipment, carried by the balloon, is called the “payload.” Raven Aerostar has a payload integrations team that works directly with customers to integrate their payloads onto the balloon for mission success. Click here to read how these payload integrations are made.

Raven Industries will make an appearance in an HBO documentary coming April 13. Based on the bestselling book 'Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America' by journalists James and Deborah Fallows, the visually stunning feature documentary spotlights ingenious local initiatives and explores how a sense of community and common language of change can help people and towns find a different path to the future.

Persistent Systems, LLC (“Persistent”), a leader in mobile ad hoc networking solutions, together with lighter-than-air platform provider Raven Aerostar (a division of Raven Industries, Inc.; NASDAQ: RAVN), today announced that the companies have successfully conducted a demonstration of how a stratospheric constellation of communications and sensor nodes could be established using Persistent’s Wave Relay® mobile ad hoc network (MANET) and used over a battlefield.