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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Set to Define the Solar-powered HALE Segment for Commercial Drone Operations. Learn mo

January 19, 2018

“We’ve been aware of the utility that HALE unmanned aircraft systems can deliver and have been tracking the market’s receptivity to it for a long time now,” Steve Gitlin, Vice President Corporate Strategy at AeroVironment, told Commercial UAV News. “With this partnership, we’ll be able to work with a partner who not only understands the end user market opportunities in telecommunications, but also has a very deep understanding of technology innovation themselves.”

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AeroVironment Unveils New TurboDX Next-Generation Global EV Charging Solution for Commercial, Workplace, Utility, Residential Customers

January 08, 2018

  • Durable, reliable, fast and safe electric vehicle charging solution delivers unparalleled flexibility to accommodate a wide range of users’ needs
  • A global platform certified to global standards including UL, IEC and CQC
  • Slim, compact modular design and triple, dual, or quad capability allows for more cars to charge simultaneously and easy expansion to more chargers over time
  • Built upon the same trusted, tested and robust technology as AeroVironment’s popular TurboCord™ charging solution

LAS VEGAS, at CES Digital Experience, Jan. 8, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and the preferred home charging solution supplier for nine global automakers, today introduced TurboDX™, the company’s next-generation EV charging station for commercial, workplace, utility and residential customers around the world. TurboDX is a durable, reliable, fast and safe solution that delivers unparalleled flexibility to accommodate a wide range of users’ needs.


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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

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

January 03, 2018
  • Joint venture to fund development and production of solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems
  • AeroVironment to design and develop solar aircraft and ground control stations for flight testing and certification
  • Net value of development contract is $65 million

MONROVIA, Calif.,Jan. 3, 2018AeroVironment, 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 for commercial operations.This category of UAS is also referred to as high-altitude pseudo-satellites, or HAPS.The joint venture will fund the development program up to a net maximum value of $65,011,481.

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AeroVironment CEO, Wahid Nawabi, Featured on CNBC’s Mad Money

December 15, 2017
  • Mad Money" host Jim Cramer sat down with AeroVironment President and CEO Wahid Nawabi to hear about his defense and commercial drone company's new products.
  • Nawabi showed Cramer a new product for the agriculture industry that is available for purchase starting Thursday.
  • The $16,500 autonomous drone comes with an app that runs software analytics on its own, the CEO said.
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U.S. Navy Awards AeroVironment $2.5 Million Contract for Continuation and Expansion of Blackwing UAS Program

October 09, 2017
  • Order including multiple Blackwing™ vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to be delivered by November 2018
  • Blackwing delivering valuable new capabilities to naval undersea warfare since first deployed last year

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017, for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing™ small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822. The initial set of vehicles are anticipated for delivery by May 2018, and final delivery anticipated by November 2018.

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AeroVironment Upgrading Family of Small UAS; Puma 3 and Raven 3 to Be Unveiled at AUSA Global Force Symposium Next Spring

October 09, 2017
  • Puma 3 structural enhancements increase durability, enable concurrent operation of electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) payloads
  • Upgraded avionics modules to provide expanded navigation capabilities in both aircraft
  • Digital Data Link (DDL) security enhancements to support operation in challenging electronic warfare (EW) and cyber environments, in addition to current M1/M2/M5 frequencies

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Puma™ AE and Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems, the most widely deployed UAVs in the United States Department of Defense fleet, are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018.

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AeroVironment Enhances Its Family of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with M1/M2/M5 Compatible Digital Data Link (DDL) Products

September 19, 2017
  • Raven and Puma AE aircraft now operate with new M1/M2/M5 radios and frequency spectrum, recently allocated to small UAS by the United States Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Raven and Puma AE systems equipped with M/1/M2/M5 radios weredelivered to two DoD customers this spring
  • AeroVironment also unveiled M1/M2/M5 compatible Pocket DDL AE, designed to operate in all environments

QUANTICO, VA at Modern Day Marine, Sept. 19, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced that it has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven® and Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders in December 2017 for M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp® AE micro air vehicles (MAV) for delivery in spring 2018.

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Leading Premium Automotive Company Selects AeroVironment TurboCord As Official Electric Vehicle Charging Accessory

September 19, 2017
  • BMW of North America offers AeroVironment’s versatile TurboCord™ EV charger as an accessory for its plug-in electric vehicle lineup
  • TurboCord will give BMW and MINI electrified vehicle drivers flexible dual-voltage (120 V & 240 V) capability and nearly three-times faster charging – all in the smallest, lightest UL-listed portable charger available

MONROVIA, Calif., Sep. 19, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging, today announced its selection as an official North American provider of BMW and MINI-branded TurboCord accessory EV chargers. AeroVironment began shipping TurboCord as a premium charging accessory for BMW in May.

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AeroVironment’s New Long-Range Tracking Antenna Significantly Extends Puma AE UAS Capabilities and Enhances Warfighter Safety

September 12, 2017
  • Critical upgrade extends range of Puma™ AE systems equipped with AeroVironment’s secure Digital Data Link (DDL) technology to approximately 60 kilometers
  • New technology delivers three times the range of current Puma systems

LONDON, at DSEI, Sept. 12, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the release of a new, long-range tracking antenna (LRTA) for its Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft system. The critical upgrade extends the range of Puma systems equipped with AeroVironment’s secure Digital Data Link (DDL™) technology to approximately 60 kilometers (37.28 miles),significantly boosting Puma AE’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and enhancing warfighter safety.

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