Thank you for visiting Raven Industries' Aerostar Division website. I am Lon Stroschein, Vice President and Division General Manager. Raven Aerostar is a company that drives technological innovation in aerospace and the diverse sensor markets we serve.
Our market vision is to be the premier manufacturer of specialty-sewn and sealed products and the industry leader for communications and surveillance technology for enhanced situational awareness. With a focus on the end user, typically the war fighter, we strive to design, build and deliver solutions that save lives.
We are focused in two areas: 1) lighter-than-air solutions, which include aerostats, airships and high altitude research balloons and their sensor payloads, and 2) parachutes and protective wear.
The use of aerostats by the US military for persistent surveillance of war zones is gaining real traction as a cost-effective alternative to unmanned vehicles that require a significant investment. It is saving the lives of the war fighter by providing persistent and reliable situational awareness.
Our recent success in parachutes, aerostats and high-altitude airships has caused us to be more aggressive than ever in developing new business opportunities around the globe that take advantage of our core strengths.
Raven Aerostar is a growth minded business. Our investments in people, products and capitol will always be aligned with our long-term strategy for growth. We are a business that will not be satisfied with product lines that do not have opportunity for top line or bottom line growth. We are a business who will compete on – and invest in – the service, innovation, quality and peak performance of our employees. This is not something we say, this is a culture we live.
Lastly, we are a company who treats suppliers and customers alike as members of our team. And the goal of every day is to make progress wherever we are able, to compromise wherever we must and to always maintain a fun, challenging and rewarding working environment.
Again, thank you for visiting.