ST. LOUIS—A matte-black Ford F-550 with the word “RAVEN” emblazoned on the side commanded the showroom floor at GEOINT 2023. The truck’s trailer was filled with servers, computer monitors, phones—gear to secure communications and collect data during a disaster response. It was eye-catching and certainly unexpected at a geospatial conference. And it didn’t exist until just weeks ago.
Defense One sat down with Ben Buckley, vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology, to understand what Raven is meant to do: