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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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AeroVironment Wins U.S. Army Contract Valued at Up to $55 Million for Radio Frequency Modifications to Raven® B Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Potential contract options total as much as $55 million; initial base delivery order is $862,488 Hand-launched AeroVironment Raven is the most widely used military unmanned aircraft system in the world SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), … Continue reading

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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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