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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
• AeroVironment’s Precision Recovery System enables block 2 Puma AE to operate from a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance
• Hand launched from the ship, Puma AE autonomously guides itself into a net on the flight deck after mission completion
• ISR data from Puma AE streams directly into the ship’s command and control system and the U.S. Navy’s communications network

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a ship. The US Navy issued a report on August 3 from the Arabian Gulf describing how Puma AE is also being utilized (see “US Ships Utilize Small Eye in the Sky”) on Navy Patrol Craft.
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Source: AeroVironment Inc. The Navy says that the small unmanned aircraft system is easily assembled and can be utilized from numerous platforms throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO).

Weighing approximately 14 pounds, the small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can provide more than three hours of flight time with a range of 15 kilometers and operating altitude of 500 feet. Equipped with an electro-optical and an infrared camera, the Puma can be manually operated or by GPS.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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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Source: AeroVironment Inc. 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. Tether Eye is a gently floating sentry, complete with its own little robot home.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

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

Source: AeroVironment Inc. 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

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

  • 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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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

  • 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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