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).

Today, our purpose to Solve Great Challenges is bold and authentic; it keeps us grounded in markets that have meaning, provide profitable growth, and align with our values. We are focused on these Great Challenges:

  • Feeding a growing population by improving agricultural efficiency around the world
  • Protecting our natural resources
  • Saving and improving lives through advanced situational awareness
  • Connecting the world



Today, Raven is represented by three business segments.


Raven Applied Technology is dedicated to helping feed the world.

By providing precision agriculture products designed to reduce operating costs, decrease inputs, and improve yields, Raven Applied Technology delivers impactful technology to growers and custom applicators around the world. Our technology in precision agriculture reduces costs through more precise application, wirelessly connects the field and the office, and promotes environmental stewardship with improved use of necessary inputs. [more]



Raven Aerostar is dedicated to protecting and connecting the world through aerospace platforms, surveillance technology, and specialty sewn products.

Raven Aerostar is a systems integrator, offering tailored turnkey solutions for advanced situational awareness. We provide life-saving solutions that utilize highly technical sensors, platforms and specialized materials to enhance situational awareness and safety. Raven Aerostar’s highly technical product lines include smart sensor radar systems, tethered aerostats, high-altitude balloons, inflatable military decoys, protective wear, and parachutes. [more]



Raven Engineered Films is dedicated to providing solutions that protect Earth’s resources and preserve asset value.

Raven Engineered Films provides critical protection of environmental resources through our broad range of proven products—from ultra-thin, precise films to heavy, fiber-reinforced film and sheeting. Raven Engineered Films facilities incorporate state-of-the-art equipment—including blown and cast film and sheeting, lamination, coating, and conversion and fabrication capabilities—in addition to an accredited testing and development facility. An innovative manufacturer of high-quality flexible films and sheeting, Raven Engineered Films serves major United States and International markets. [more]