At Raven, we solve great challenges.

Raven was founded in Sioux Falls, SD, in 1956 as a manufacturer of high-altitude research balloons for the American space program to help solve a great challenge in space exploration. From that single product line, we grew into a successful publicly traded corporation (RAVN:NASDAQ). We continue to solve great challenges through our high-quality, high-value products in areas of safety, feeding the world, energy independence, and protecting Earth’s resources.

 Today, Raven is represented by three business segments:

Applied Technology helps feed the world by providing electronic Global Positioning System (GPS) products and information management tools designed to reduce operating costs and improve yields for the global agriculture market. From field computers to planter and sprayer controls, and from GPS guidance steering systems to wireless technology, Raven is leading the way for precision ag technology that delivers in the field. [more]



Engineered Films is an innovative manufacturer of high performance plastic films and sheeting to major markets throughout the United States and abroad.  An important aspect of our business is producing engineered film and sheeting that provides critical protection of environmental resources through containment linings and coverings serving the energy, agriculture, construction, environmental and industrial markets.  Our modern 300,000 square foot facility contains state-of-the-art equipment including blown film and sheeting, lamination/coating and conversion capabilities in addition to an impressive accredited testing and development facility. [more]


AerostatRaven Aerostar consists of wholly owned subsidiaries Aerostar International, Inc. and Vista Research, Inc. With a mission to connect and protect lives, Raven Aerostar designs and manufactures solutions that most affordably deliver integrated situational awareness. Whether it’s sensors on a tower, on an aerostat, or on an airship in the stratosphere, we have the ability to provide an integrated systems solution. Raven Aerostar is committed to rapid innovation of highly technical and groundbreaking technology for critical missions that can change the world. [more]


At the corporate level, resources and support are provided for strategic planning and capital allocation as well as staff support in the form of accounting and financial controls, information technology and human resources. The goal is to maintain an efficient organizational structure that supports entrepreneurial leadership.