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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

VC Star - Technology Used on Front Lines of Fighting Disasters

April 22, 2019

In the wake of such use against Ventura County’s Woolsey Fire, an arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States.

The company used Quantix drones to analyze plant health to determine whether oak trees and vegetation in the fire’s path would survive. The National Park Service used the data provided by the drones to determine which vegetation areas would need to be restored.

AeroVironment’s services were invaluable during the Woolsey Fire as the company was able to quickly survey burned areas, Amanda Kaplan of the National Park Service said.

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AeroVironment’s New 360 Multi-Sector Antenna Expands Puma AE UAS Operational Capabilities for Maritime Missions

April 03, 2019
  • 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 redirect the vessel or reconfigure the direction of the antenna to maintain UAS link
  • Automatically switches between antenna segments with greater margin, thus reducing operator workload and ensuring a strong and consistent link with Puma AE UAS

Rio De Janeiro, at LAAD 2019, Booth #O.70, Hall 4, US Pavilion, April 3, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the availability of a new 360 Multi-Sector Antenna (MSA) for its Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Specifically designed to support Puma AE maritime missions, the 360 MSA provides naval operators with immediate tactical situational awareness, while eliminating the need to redirect the vessel or reconfigure the direction of an antenna to maintain an effective communication link.

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AeroVironment Awarded $17.4 Million Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Foreign Military Sales Contract for United States Ally

April 02, 2019
  • Puma All Environment (AE) UAS delivers immediate tactical ISR to maritime and land based operations
  • United States Department of Defense Foreign Military Sales program facilitates interoperability among U.S. and allied forces
  • AeroVironment’s small UAS deployed by more than 45 allied governments

Rio De Janeiro, at LAAD 2019, Booth #O.70, Hall 4, US Pavilion, April 2, 2019 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it received a $17,356,084 firm-fixed-price contract in March 2019 to provide Puma™ AE II small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), training and support to an allied nation. Delivery is anticipated by September 2019.

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CNET/CBS: Trump’s Border Wall Could be a Virtual Barrier Patrolled by Drones Too

February 15, 2019

Fixed-wing drones for longer flight duration. AeroVironment's drones can be lofted by hand and carried in a backpack.

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AeroVironment Introduces Next Generation of Quantix Drone and AV DSS with New Product Updates, FMS Integration, Plant Count Beta Trial and Custom-tailored Pricing Packages for Growers to Ag Service Providers

February 12, 2019
  • Next generation of Quantix™ and AV Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) delivers performance improvements that optimize the user experience – on the ground, in the field, and in the air
  • New features include Variable Rate Layer for integration with a wide range of Farm Management Software including John Deere Operations Center, and Quick resolution option that decreases total data upload and processing time by 50%
  • Coming Soon - Plant Count Beta Trial program will provide growers with access to on-demand data analytics that quantify stand count and plant emergence
  • Starting at $5,500, three new pricing options enable individual growers, enterprise agriculture businesses and ag service providers to choose the right Quantix & AV DSS product package to drive their business forward

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 12, 2019 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today introduced the next generation of its Quantix™ VTOL hybrid drone and the AeroVironment Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) for precision agriculture. Enhancements across the Quantix & AV DSS ecosystem deliver a combination of new features, performance improvements and product package offferings – designed to meet the needs of individual growers, precision ag service providers and large-scale farming operations.

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Drone Maker AeroVironment Consolidates its Operations Moving Headquarters to Simi Valley, CA

December 29, 2018

One of the world’s largest drone manufacturers is now headquartered in Simi Valley.

AeroVironment Inc., a technology company that primarily produces drones and other technology for the U.S. military, announced the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Monrovia to Simi Valley late last month. The company’s Monrovia employees will have until summer to relocate to Simi Valley.

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AeroVironment Quantix Drone and Decision Support System To Aid National Park Service Recovery Efforts From Southern California Woolsey Fire

December 04, 2018
  • 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 efforts
  • Company’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Operations and Geographical Information Systems teams supporting National Park Service rangers and scientists to develop long-term environmental recovery and park rebuilding strategy

SIMI VALLEY, Calif., Dec. 4, 2018 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it is supporting the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to assess the environmental impact of the Woolsey wildfire in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area of Southern California. Burning over 96,949 acres, the devastating Woolsey wildfire destroyed more than 616 park structures and consumed approximately 88% of National Park Service land within the recreation area. Considered one of Los Angeles’ most cherished open spaces featuring hiking trails and historic structures, the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is also home to a wide variety of indigenous plants and animals, including multiple protected and endangered species.

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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

November 06, 2018

  • 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 aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced it received a $3,228,856 firm-fixed-price contract on Sept. 14, 2018 from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide RQ-20B Puma AE II small unmanned aircraft systems, training and support to an allied nation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) area of responsibility.Delivery is anticipated by March 30, 2019.

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AeroVironment and General Dynamics Land Systems Join Forces to Integrate Unmanned Aircraft and Tactical Missile Systems with Armored Combat Vehicles

October 08, 2018
  • 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 the upcoming U.S. Army Next Generation Combat Vehicle and U.S. Marines Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle programs

WASHINGTON, at AUSA, Oct. 8, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and tactical missile systems (TMS), today announced a new strategic relationship with General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), the leader in ground combat vehicles, to produce highly integrated and effective tactical UAS and TMS for armored ground combat vehicles

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Eyes in the Sky

October 04, 2018

Danish Contingent Soldiers train U.S. Marines in advanced UAS techniques. Watch the Puma in action.

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