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NAFA 2018 Institute & Expo

April 24, 2018 - April 27, 2018
Event type: Electric Vehicle Conference

NAFA 2018 Institute and Expo
Anaheim Convention Center (Anaheim, CA)
Booth #139

For additional information, please visit: www.nafainstitute.org


Source: AeroVironment Inc.

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

April 09, 2018
  • Patent pending technology was demonstrated and evaluated for operational effectiveness aboard a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft against high-speed unmanned target boats
  • Tightly integrated system effectively finds, identifies, fixes and defeats fast-moving surface vessels approaching a host vessel
  • Existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 All-Environment small unmanned aircraft system with Mantis i45 sensor gimbal quickly and accurately locates and identifies threats on land or at sea
  • Automatic coordinate handoff to battle-proven Switchblade lethal loitering missile precisely targets moving threats with pinpoint precision
  • Delivers unprecedented ability to identify threats at long ranges, limit collateral damage and “wave off” targets subsequently deemed neutral or friendly
  • Simultaneously displayed Puma and Switchblade imagery dramatically elevates operator situational awareness and reduces the chances of mis-targeting

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, 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 sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Introduces New PosiCharge ProCore OC Electric Forklift Charger; Now Provides Comprehensive Fast and Opportunity Charging Solution for Forklift Fleets

April 09, 2018
  • New, premium intelligent opportunity charger supports and charges any type, brand, chemistry, voltage or size of forklift battery
  • Value-oriented solution is built on the same technology that has earned PosiCharge™ industry-leading standing for reliability and extended battery life
  • Delivers intelligent opportunity charging convenience along with efficiency, flexibility and affordability for electric forklift fleets of all sizes

ATLANTA, at MODEX 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and opportunity charging solutions for electric forklifts, today at MODEX 2018 (booth B4033) introduced PosiCharge ProCore™ OC, the newest addition to the company’s premium intelligent charging family that supports and charges any material handling battery.


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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

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

March 26, 2018
  • Upgraded airframe now accommodates concurrent operation of i45 gimbaled sensor suite and signals intelligence (SIGINT) payloads
  • Latest Digital Data Link (DDL) offers M1/M2/M5 and M3/M4/M6 frequency bands and AES-256 encryption
  • Complete system of three air vehicles and two ground control stations now transportable in four portable cases

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 the company is now taking orders for its new PumaTM 3 small unmanned aircraft system.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Drone Company Hangs On to Win Clean-Energy Bet

March 22, 2018

Aerovironment retreated to the defense business when electric cars stalled. Now it's green again, and investors are piling in.  Clean earns more money. That's the mantra for investors reaping the reward of alternative energy outperforming fossil fuel. They've known since 2013 that you don't have to drive a Tesla or own its shares (they're up 826 percent) to benefit from green companies lapping the carbon crowd with superior perennial returns.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Awarded $44.5 Million Puma AE UAS Contract from a Major Country in the Middle East

March 06, 2018
  • Largest-ever international contract reflects AeroVironment’s continually growing global customer base and commitment to equipping allied forces with innovative UAS
  • Portable, rugged Puma AE with Mantis i45 sensor provides unmatched tactical reconnaissance capabilities for ground and maritime operations

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced that a major country in the Middle East has awarded the company a contract valued at $44.5 million (USD) for Puma™ II AE small UAS featuring the new Mantis i45 sensor.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Jury Awards AeroVironment Damages of More Than $2.4 Million in Lawsuit Against AeroVironment’s Former Employees Who Founded MicaSense, Inc.

March 01, 2018
  • Jury found that former AeroVironment employees, Gabriel Torres, Justin McAllister, and Jeff McBride engaged in fraud against AeroVironment
  • Jury found that Torres and McAllister breached their Patent and Confidentiality Agreements with AeroVironment
  • Litigation continues on pending equitable relief claims

MONROVIA, Calif. – March. 1, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it won an important jury verdict in Ventura County Superior Court. On February 26 the jury found that former AeroVironment employees, Gabriel Torres, Justin McAllister, and Jeff McBride engaged in fraud, and that Torres and McAllister breached their respective Patent and Confidentiality Agreements.The jury also awarded punitive damages against all three defendants.The total verdict was more than $2.4 million. Torres, McAllister, and McBride are founders of MicaSense, Inc., which is majority-owned by Parrot SA.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Royal Canadian Navy to Field AeroVironment Puma II AE with Mantis i45 Sensor Aboard Coastal Defence Vessels

February 28, 2018
  • Puma II AE with Mantis i45 sensor and 360-degree antenna system greatly enhances naval missions by adding stand-off/intercept, all-directional, real-time surveillance
  • All Environment (AE) configuration is proven to operate successfully and reliably from ships and able to land in water, float until recovered, and continue immediate operations
  • With the Puma II AE, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) joins other Canadian Department of National Defence forces in fielding a maritime miniature unmanned aircraft system (MMUAS) capability and expands the use of the AeroVironment family of systems

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ II AE, maritime mini unmanned aircraft system, for fielding aboard RCN Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV).The Puma II AE systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and a 360-degree antenna system. MDA partnered with AeroVironment to satisfy the requirement of the Department of National Defence of Canada for the Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS).

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Automated Quantix Hybrid Drone and AV Decision Support System Now Available; A Powerfully Simple-to-Use and Fully Integrated Drone and Data Processing Solution Delivering Actionable Intelligence for the Farm

January 31, 2018
  • Completely automated Quantix hybrid and AV DSS solution now available through AeroVironment’s approved agriculture reseller network
  • Users can scan and upload as many acres as needed for advanced data analysis
  • Come see AeroVironment’s first-of-its-kind automated drone at premier agriculture tradeshows and enter for a chance to win a Quantix and AV DSS bundle

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced that its automated Quantix™ hybrid drone and AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS™) analytics software are now available for sale through its authorized reseller network. AeroVironment will be showcasing this pioneering ecosystem at three upcoming tradeshows: World Ag Expo, National Farm Machinery Show and Commodity Classic. Show attendees will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a complete Quantix hybrid drone and AV DSS bundle, valued at $16,500.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

LA Business Journal: New Heights for Drones?

January 22, 2018

AeroViroment Inc. opened 2018 with plans to build a drone that flies higher and longer than any it has built before – a solar-powered plane that could soar in the upper atmosphere for weeks or months at a time and carry a load of telecommunications transmitters.

The company laid out its latest goals as part of a Jan. 3 announcement of a joint venture with Tokyo-based telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp., called HAPSMobile Inc. The new partners will join an ambitious field of projects – including a flying-wing in the works at Facebook Inc. and a balloon-based experiment by Alphabet Inc. – that aim to lift telecommunications transmitters up to 65,000 feet above sea level in order to grab a piece of the broadband market in developing countries.

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