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HAPSMobile Successfully Completes Second HAWK30 Solar HAPS Test Flight

  HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO:9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), today announced the second successful test flight of the HAWK30 solar-powered high-altitude platform system (HAPS) that took place on October 23, 2019 (PT) … Continue reading

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Southeast Asian Military Customer Awards AeroVironment $6.4 Million Raven Tactical UAS Follow-On Contract Award

  New order expands customer’s fleet of Raven systems Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world AeroVironment’s Family of Tactical UAS are deployed by more than 45 allied governments SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 4, … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $5.25 Million Puma 3 AE Contract for U.S. Border Patrol

  Award builds on the U.S. Border Patrol’s ongoing use of Puma AE small unmanned aircraft systems for border and homeland security U.S. Border Patrol agents rapidly deploy Puma AE anywhere, anytime, in any environment for continuous or on-demand spot … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Launches New Puma™ LE, Delivering Group 2 Capabilities in a Group 1 Footprint with Increased Range, Endurance and Payload Capacity

  AeroVironment’s new Puma LE small unmanned aircraft system (Photo: AeroVironment) Rapidly deployable via hand-launch, Puma LE’s 5.5-hour endurance delivers persistent data with increased time on station, in an economical two-case mission packout Puma LE’s 5.5-pound total payload capacity includes … Continue reading

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HAWK30 Takes Flight – AeroVironment Achieves Successful First Test Flight of Next Generation Solar HAPS Unmanned Aircraft System

Successful first test flight takes place less than two years after program start Test program to expand operating envelope with sequentially higher and longer flights SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 16, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in Unmanned … Continue reading

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HAPSMobile Receives Test Flight Approval from NASA’s Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HAPSMobile Inc. (“HAPSMobile”), a subsidiary of SoftBank Corp. (TOKYO: 9434) and minority-owned by AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), has received a limited flight release from NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Airworthiness and Flight Safety Review Board to conduct a … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Donates 87 Quantix Drones and AV DSS Ecosystems to 35 U.S. University Agriculture Departments to Advance Drones in Farming

  2019 University Collaboration Project advances academic research, applications and crop production practices Quantix™ hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) deliver on-demand field intelligence to improve crop management for today’s growers    Drone and data analytics ecosystem … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Receives $45 Million Raven B Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract Award for U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigades

  Contract award funded by U.S. Government fiscal year 2019 appropriations Raven systems support U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Special Operations Command, National Guard and more than 25 defense forces around the globe Raven lightweight small unmanned aircraft system … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Acquires VTOL UAS Developer Pulse Aerospace, LLC for $25.7 Million to Strengthen Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  Pulse’s complementary Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) product family strengthens AeroVironment’s leading family of fixed-wing small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Acquisition expands total addressable market by increasing mission capabilities of AeroVironment family of systems Pulse Aerospace receives multi-year contract … Continue reading

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AeroVironment’s New 360 Multi-Sector Antenna Expands Puma AE UAS Operational Capabilities for Maritime Missions

  Available in M3/4/6 operating bands, 360 Multi-Sector Antenna provides continuous 360-degree long-range command and control between naval operators and Puma AE UAS for maritime applications Auto-tracking function provides uninterrupted mission support by eliminating the need for the crew to … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire

Woolsey fire destroyed 88% of National Park Service land within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area AeroVironment Quantix™ drone & Decision Support System™ data analytics platform delivered drone-based aerial imagery and actionable intelligence to guide disaster assessment and recovery … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Awarded $3.2 Million Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract by United States Department of Defense for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Ally

Puma all-environment system supports ground, riverine and maritime missions United States Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program facilitates interoperability among U.S. and allied forces MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned … Continue reading

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

Leaders in their respective fields collaborate to deliver next-generation capabilities to warfighters through fully integrated system solutions Enhanced integration increases automation, decreases workload, and requires fewer operators to deploy and operate unmanned aircraft and loitering missile systems Collaborative projects address … Continue reading

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United States Air Force Awards AeroVironment $13 Million Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity Contract to Support Latin American and Caribbean Nations with RQ-11B Raven Drones

U.S. Government fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds of $2.8 million obligated Sept. 30; work to be completed by 2023 Raven small unmanned aircraft systems to be deployed in U.S. Southern Command Area of Responsibility:  Central America, South America and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment MacCready Works Donates Quantix Systems to West Point Military Academy to Support Its Robotics Research Center

  SIMI VALLEY, Calif., July 27, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced its MacCready Works lab has donated automated Quantix™ hybrid drones, spare parts and … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment to Compete for Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Spare Parts Task Orders

Army secures continued support for its fleet of Puma Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance (LRRS) and Raven Medium Range Mobile (MRM) UAS Raven and Puma continue to support US Army soldiers with critical situational awareness anywhere, anytime Sustainment of Raven and … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Collaborating with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to Build First Drone – the Mars Helicopter – to Fly on Mars

New space endeavor draws on company’s unique and diverse history of innovation and high-altitude drone flight experience Drone prototypes have passed rigorous tests in simulated Mars atmosphere Final Mars-bound helicopter now in production at JPL MONROVIA, Calif., July 3, 2018 … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Successfully Conducts Maritime Demonstration of Puma-Switchblade Automated Sensor-to-Shooter Capability to Counter Swarm Attacks

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™–Switchblade® automated … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Releases New Puma 3, Upgraded for Operation in More Challenging Radio Frequency Environments

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., at AUSA Global Force Symposium, March 26, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced at the AUSA Global Force Symposium (booth 1429) that … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Announces Joint Venture and Solar High-Altitude Long-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Development Program

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS … Continue reading

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AeroVironment Participates in Contract Signing Ceremony for Australian Defence Force Wasp AE Package

Three-year contract includes AeroVironment Wasp® AE systems, plus multi-year training and support Australian-based companies XTEK Limited, Sentient Vision Systems and General Dynamics Mediaware to provide added capabilities for Wasp AE and local support AeroVironment now supports more than 40 allied … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – AeroVironment Raven® UAS

When I first started talking about the UAS and UAV systems, I alluded to the fact that these devices are increasingly becoming and extension of the soldier operator and as important as anything else in his array of tools. My assertion is proving to be … Continue reading

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