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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.

Peggy Mach, Project Controller for Raven Aerostar, works with a variety of team members and departments within the business to solve great challenges. She chooses to challenge biases in the workplace by promoting honesty, respect, inclusiveness, and integrity in her work environments — encouraging others to drive results without fear of repercussions based on status or gender.

Congratulations to Trainer Rick Johnston on winning our February 2021 team member spotlight! Rick's vision to improve team member onboarding and retention, as well as his innovative training programs, have helped improve multiple areas of Raven Aerostar's operations.

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.

Congratulations to Ryan Pearce, our October team member spotlight winner! Ryan brings a lot of value to the Raven Aerostar team, often going above and beyond his traditional role as an engineering manager to propel radar solutions forward.