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PosiCharge Maker AeroVironment Promotes National Forklift Safety Day

June 14, 2016
• AeroVironment opportunity and fast charging solutions for electric forklifts reduce the number of batteries and the need for battery rooms, therefore improving safety
• Battery Rx™ reduces the number of batteries consumed, helping cut industry’s carbon footprint and emissions
• Connect Rx™ promotes industry leading operational safety by detecting abnormalities at cable connections during charging
• AeroVironment electric forklift chargers help reduce toxic fumes generated by IC forklifts by promoting and enabling the efficient use of electric forklifts

SIMI VALLEY, Calif, June 14, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and opportunity charging solutions for electric forklifts, is proudly participating this week in the Industrial Truck Association’s (ITA) National Forklift Safety Day.
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Defense Secretary Likes What He Sees at Base Including AeroVironment Blackwing UAS

June 03, 2016
If Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has his way, there will soon be a Base Realignment and Closure Commission process to reduce the Pentagon’s large overhead costs.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Popular Science: This Drone On A Leash Could Guard Army Bases

May 26, 2016
Tether Eye is a gently floating sentry, complete with its own little robot home.   -> View More

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U.S. Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office Evaluating New AeroVironment Tether Eye Tethered UAS for ISR and Security

May 23, 2016

  • Tether Eye developed with funding from CTTSO

  • Tether Eye can be deployed from fixed locations or mobile platforms

  • Delivers 24-hour continuous ISR at heights up to 150 feet above launch point

TAMPA, FL., At Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, May 23, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a world leader in unmanned aircraft systems, today announced the United States Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) is evaluating the company’s new tethered unmanned aircraft system, named Tether Eye™, for intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and security applications. The CTTSO funded the development program under a US government contract.
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Source: AeroVironment Inc. AeroViroment TurboCord Review

May 19, 2016
Given AeroVironment’s reputation for quality and reliability, problems are very unlikely.   -> View More

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Unmanned Aircraft Improve Agencies’ Operations

May 16, 2016
The small unmanned aviation systems unit for the Ventura County (Calif.) Sheriff’s Office recently used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, to assist in the search and rescue of a missing hiker.   -> View More

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United States Navy to Deploy AeroVironment Blackwing Reconnaissance Systems on Attack and Guided Missile Submarines

May 13, 2016

  • AeroVironment develops Blackwing unmanned aircraft system as part of a successful Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration (JCTD)

  • Blackwing launches from fully submerged undersea platforms, including submarines and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)

  • Full integration into the US Navy’s submarine fleet using existing, standard command-and-control systems and equipment

Washington, Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition, May 16, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy plans to deploy its “Blackwing™,” a small, tube-launched unmanned aircraft system that deploys from under the surface of the sea, on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles.
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NASA, AeroVironment & SmartC2 Team for Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight UAS Traffic Management Flight Demo

May 03, 2016

  • AeroVironment/SmartC2 solution meets requirements for a small unmanned aircraft system platform with beyond-visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) capabilities and UTM communications interface

  • AeroVironment/SmartC2 team will help NASA prove technologies that support the development and approval of FAA requirements for safe flight and respectful integration of small UAS into the National Airspace

  • Solution comprises AeroVironment’s FAA-certified RQ-20A Puma™ AE and SmartC2’s VirtualAirBoss™ operations infrastructure

NEW ORLEANS (XPONENTIAL 2016), MAY 3, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a world leader in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced that the company – in partnership with SmartC2, a leading provider of flight business management systems – will team with NASA on its Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Technology Capability Levels (TCL) 2 flight demonstration slated for October 2016.
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AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO/IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE, Delivering a Dramatic Leap in Small UAS Image Resolution and ISR Capability

May 02, 2016

  • Designed for AeroVironment Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft systems, Mantis i45 is available for both commercial and military applications

  • Mantis i45 features an advanced suite of sensors, including ultra-high-resolution EO and IR imagers, that takes the guesswork out of tactical ISR

  • Mantis i45 operators see better and farther than ever before, enabling them to make better decisions and perform missions with certainty

NEW ORLEANS (XPONENTIAL 2016), MAY 2, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a world leader in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today unveiled its new Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal payload designed for AeroVironment Puma™ AE (All Environment) small unmanned aircraft systems – for both commercial and military applications. The company made the announcement at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) XPONENTIAL 2016 conference and trade show taking place May 2-5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans (Note to editors: see a demo of the Mantis i45 at AeroVironment’s booth #1525).
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AeroVironment Completes Development and Begins Production of Switchblade Tactical Missile System Upgrade

April 28, 2016

  • New digital Switchblade, Block 10C, incorporates AeroVironment Digital Data Link for enhanced communication security and other capabilities

  • Continues evolution of proven Switchblade system to address U.S. Army Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) capability

  • Available for fielding this Spring

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