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United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract

United States Army Awards AeroVironment $20.6 Million Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contract • Combat-proven Switchblade with patented wave-off and recommit capability provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike capabilities with minimal collateral effects Designed for use in … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations

AeroVironment Secures $20.86 Million in Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Awards for Allied Nations • Portable, rugged Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system provides immediate tactical reconnaissance capabilities for land and maritime operations • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Puma VNS, a Visual-Based Navigation System That Enables GPS-Denied Navigation Across GPS-Contested Environments

AeroVironment Introduces Puma VNS, a Visual-Based Navigation System That Enables GPS-Denied Navigation Across GPS-Contested Environments • System determines precise location of the aircraft during flight without relying on GPS • Will enable increasingly advanced navigational capabilities, features and functionality through … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Next-Generation All-Electric VAPOR 55 MX Helicopter Unmanned Aircraft System, Built for Heavier Payloads and Longer Distances

AeroVironment Introduces Next-Generation All-Electric VAPOR 55 MX Helicopter Unmanned Aircraft System, Built for Heavier Payloads and Longer Distances • Next-generation VAPOR 55 delivers more simplified, modular design with performance improvements that optimize user experience • Redesigned for increased levels of … Continue reading

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AeroVironment’s New Mantis i23 D Multi-Sensor Imaging Payload Delivers Superior Daytime Surveillance Performance

AeroVironment’s New Mantis i23 D Multi-Sensor Imaging Payload Delivers Superior Daytime Surveillance Performance • Mantis i23 D is a compact, high-performance daytime imaging payload system for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations at an extended range • Features 24X digital … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report

AeroVironment Releases Inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility Report • Emphasizes AeroVironment’s commitment to transparency of its environmental, social and governance practices • Report establishes baseline metrics that the company can build upon AeroVironment has published its first Corporate Social Responsibility report, … Continue reading

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AVAV Press Release – AeroVironment Acquires Planck Aerosystems, a Leading Provider of Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Navigation Solutions

AeroVironment Acquires Planck Aerosystems, a Leading Provider of Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Navigation Solutions • Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s development of advanced autonomy capabilities for the company’s unmanned aircraft systems • Embedded flight autonomy solution enables intelligent unmanned aircraft system capabilities … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $6.2 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract by United States Marine Corps

Join us at EurosatoryParis, FranceBooth: #B447 AeroVironment Awarded $6.2 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract by United States Marine Corps • Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft system delivers immediate tactical reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition in day or … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems, Computer Vision and Sensor Fusion Software at IMX/CE 22

    AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Multi-Domain Unmanned Systems, Computer Vision and Sensor Fusion Software at IMX/CE 22 • Demonstrated multi-sensor data fusion and automatic target recognition (ATR) using AeroVironment’s Blue Hotel tactical grade computer vision and data analysis software package … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Donates Over 100 Quantix Recon Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and Territorial Forces

Quantix Recon is a powerful, simple-to-use unmanned aircraft system that delivers rapid, automated reconnaissance and hands-free data collection to operators. (Image: AeroVironment, Inc.) AeroVironment Donates Over 100 Quantix Recon Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $10.5 Million Puma LE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for U.S. Ally

  AeroVironment Awarded $10.5 Million Puma LE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for U.S. Ally • Puma LE (Long Endurance) provides Group 2 capabilities in a Group 1 footprint and features up to 6.5 hours of flight endurance … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment Awarded $4 Million Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for U.S. Ally

AeroVironment Awarded $4 Million Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for U.S. Ally • Puma 3 All Environment (AE) and Wasp AE unmanned aircraft systems deliver immediate tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance in maritime and land operations • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment’s New Mantis i45 N Multi-Sensor Imaging Payload Delivers Advanced ISR for Nighttime Operations

AeroVironment’s New Mantis i45 N Multi-Sensor Imaging Payload Delivers Advanced ISR for Nighttime Operations • Mantis i45 N provides maximum visibility during low-light or nighttime intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations • All-environment rated payload maintains similar footprint to battle … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $20.3 Million Switchblade 600 Tactical Missile Systems Hardware Contract by U.S. Special Operations Command

AeroVironment Awarded $20.3 Million Switchblade 600 Tactical Missile Systems Hardware Contract by U.S. Special Operations Command • Switchblade 600 tactical missile system features high-precision optics, more than 40 minutes of loitering endurance and an anti-armor warhead for engaging and prosecuting … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Demonstrates First-Ever Switchblade Loitering Missile Integration for Air Launched Effects from JUMP 20 Medium Unmanned Aircraft System

AeroVironment Demonstrates First-Ever Switchblade Loitering Missile Integration for Air Launched Effects from JUMP 20 Medium Unmanned Aircraft System • Initial proof-of-concept demonstration conducted in August 2021 • Leverages an AeroVironment end-to-end solution with combat-proven systems for increased mission autonomy and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Maritime Sensor-To-Shooter Capability

AeroVironment Successfully Demonstrates Maritime Sensor-To-Shooter Capability with Puma 3 AE and Switchblade 300 at NATO REP(MUS) 21 Experimentation Exercise • Experimentation was part of NATO REP(MUS) 21 U.S./U.K. Interoperability to Interchangeability (I2I) initiatives using uncrewed systems • First successful cross-domain, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $11.7 Million Third and Final Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing FCS Contract

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $11.7 Million Third and Final Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing FCS Contract • Final contract option exercised under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year small unmanned … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Standardized Modular Payload Interface Kits for RQ-20B Puma Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems; Kits Under Order by USSOCOM

• Enables third-party payload manufacturers, as well as U.S. DoD and international partners, to develop and integrate payloads onto RQ-20B Puma • Utilizes the Modular Payload Standard initiated by USSOCOM to create a modular architectural standard for payloads on unmanned … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives Puma 3 AE and Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Orders Totaling $15.9 Million from United States Air Force

eroVironment issued the following press release this morning: AeroVironment Receives Puma 3 AE and Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Orders Totaling $15.9 Million from United States Air Force • United States Air Force to equip its Security Forces with Puma 3 … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Selected by U.S. Special Operations Command for $22 Million Beyond Line of Sight ISR Services Award Under Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems IV

AeroVironment Selected by U.S. Special Operations Command for $22 Million Beyond Line of Sight ISR Services Award Under Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems IV Program • First award for satellite communications-enabled beyond line of sight (BLOS) on competitive Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Relocates Corporate Headquarters to Arlington, Virginia

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., June 15, 2021 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in intelligent, multi-domain robotic systems, today announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Simi Valley, Calif. to Arlington, Va., effective June 15, 2021. “The greater … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Live Stream of Earth Copter Demonstration ( A Fantastic 51min video worth watching)

AeroVironment Live Stream of Earth Copter Demonstration (replica model of Ingenuity – the Mars Helicopter) May 13 at 11:30 am PDT AeroVironment will be conducting a live stream of its Earth Copter Demonstration (replica model of Ingenuity – the Mars … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Chairman Succession Plan

• Tim Conver to retire as chairman of the AeroVironment Board of Directors, effective at the company’s 2021 annual meeting of shareholders • Wahid Nawabi, president and chief executive officer, elected Chairman of the AeroVironment Board SIMI VALLEY, Calif., May … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Telerob, Expanding Multi-Domain Robotic Systems Offering and Global Presence

AeroVironment Completes Acquisition of Telerob, Expanding Multi-Domain Robotic Systems Offering and Global Presence • Transaction combines leaders in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) for broader, integrated mission solutions in air, near-space, ground and maritime domains • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract Valued At Up To $41 Million for Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contractor Logistics Support

AeroVironment Receives U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract Valued At Up To $41 Million for Switchblade 300 Tactical Missile Systems Contractor Logistics Support • Award for contractor logistics support approved through Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement, reflecting high … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $45 Million Option for Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems Under U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract

AeroVironment Awarded $45 Million Option for Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems Under U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems Contract • Combat proven Switchblade 300 with patented “wave-off” feature and recommit ability provides operators with increased lethality, reach and precision strike … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $21 Million Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing U.S. Army FCS Contract

AeroVironment Awarded $21 Million Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Existing U.S. Army FCS Contract • Second of three contract options exercised under the sole source Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain of the Army’s multi-year Small Unmanned Aircraft … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Earns ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System

AeroVironment Earns ISO 14001 Certification for Environmental Management System – Aligns with the Company’s Zero-Emission Unmanned Systems • Certification represents third-party validation of company’s commitment to conducting business in an ethical, environmentally sensitive and proactive manner • Complements the AS9100 … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Secures $5.9 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally

AeroVironment Secures $5.9 Million Puma 3 AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract Award for U.S. Ally • Puma 3 All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft system delivers immediate tactical intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in maritime and land operations • … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Arcturus UAV Awarded Approximately $7 Million Task Order for U.S. Special Operations Command Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program

AeroVironment Wholly-Owned Subsidiary Arcturus UAV Awarded Approximately $7 Million Task Order for U.S. Special Operations Command Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program • Competitive task order awarded for USSOCOM’s Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MEUAS) program • Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Acquires Progeny Systems Corporation’s Intelligent Systems Group, a Leading Provider of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Machine Learning and Perceptive Autonomy Technologies and Services

• Transaction significantly accelerates AeroVironment’s artificial intelligence and autonomy initiatives with best-in-class computer vision and machine perception capabilities • Increases AeroVironment’s customer-funded research and development revenue • Broadens the scope of AeroVironment’s advanced robotic systems engineering services for defense and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems

AeroVironment, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Arcturus UAV, Expands Portfolio with Medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems • Arcturus UAV’s complementary capabilities provide program diversification, increase key customer penetration and enhance shareholder value • Transaction adds leading medium Unmanned Aircraft Systems to AeroVironment’s … Continue reading

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AeroVironment to Acquire Arcturus UAV, Expanding Product Portfolio and Reach into Group 2 and 3 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Segments

• Total transaction value of $405 million in cash and stock • Arcturus UAV’s complementary capabilities provide program diversification, increase key customer penetration and enhance shareholder value • Arcturus UAV is well positioned for ongoing United States Special Operations Command … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Introduces Extended Range Antenna (ERA), Expanding UAS Command and Control up to 40 Kilometers in a Lightweight, Portable Form Factor

AeroVironment Introduces Extended Range Antenna (ERA), Expanding UAS Command and Control up to 40 Kilometers in a Lightweight, Portable Form Factor  Cost-effective optional antenna array kit designed to integrate seamlessly with AeroVironment’s standard RF head antenna  Provides operators 100 percent … Continue reading

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Viasat, AeroVironment Team to Develop Enhanced Type 1 Encrypted Communications Capabilities for U.S. Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems

CARLSBAD, Calif. and SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 15, 2020 — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced they will collaborate on a contract awarded … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Completes Sunglider Solar HAPS Stratospheric Test Flight, Surpassing 60,000 Feet Altitude and Demonstrating Broadband Mobile Connectivity

AeroVironment issued the following press release: AeroVironment Successfully Completes Sunglider Solar HAPS Stratospheric Test Flight, Surpassing 60,000 Feet Altitude and Demonstrating Broadband Mobile Connectivity Sunglider reaches stratospheric altitude in 20-hour test flight Successfully demonstrates broadband mobile communication on consumer smartphones, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Expands Capabilities of its Puma UAS Product Line with New Smart 2500 Battery and Bungee Launch System

New Puma Smart 2500 Battery extends Puma LE’s flight time by nearly 20 percent with up to 6.5 hours of endurance, delivering longer time on station, greater range, and maximizing its multi-mission capabilities Now compatible with Puma 2 AE, Puma … Continue reading

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AeroVironment, Inc. Press Release – AeroVironment Receives $21 Million Initial Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Previously Awarded U.S. Army Contract with Potential $55 Million Total Value

AeroVironment Receives $21 Million Initial Contract Option for Raven Radio Frequency Modifications Under Previously Awarded U.S. Army Contract with Potential $55 Million Total Value Contract option for Army Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Flight Control Systems (FCS) domain includes avionics … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $9.8 Million Raven and Puma 3 AE Awards from NATO Support and Procurement Agency under Multi-Year Contract with $80 million Potential Value

Three-year base contract includes option for an additional two years of logistical support, spares and repair services for existing fleet of Raven, Wasp and Puma tactical unmanned aircraft systems AeroVironment’s family of tactical UAS allows customers to use the same … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Unveils Quantix™ Recon, Fully-Automated Hybrid Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System for Defense Applications

   • Quantix Recon delivers on-demand, georeferenced aerial imagery, providing quick visibility for on-site mission planning and verification • Fully-Automated, hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) design and radio frequency silent mode enable aircraft to conduct missions undetected • Powerful … Continue reading

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