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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Next-Gen Battery Pack Testing: AeroVironment Launches the AV-900 EX

November 04, 2014
In the late 1980s, General Motors contracted with the California-based firm AeroVironment to develop the Impact electric concept car. It was the prototype that evolved into the infamous EV1 production car.

While designing the Impact, AeroVironment needed the ability to test large-format battery packs for automotive applications. However, at that time, essentially no one else in the world was developing EVs, and the tools to efficiently build and test battery packs didn’t exist.   -> View More

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DARPA Awards AeroVironment Phase II Tern Contract to Develop New Class of Maritime Unmanned Aircraft

October 08, 2014
• Tern intended as next-generation, mid-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS)
• AeroVironment-led team of industry experts incorporating advanced technologies to develop new UAS for agile maritime operations
• Contract valued at $19 million

MONROVIA, Calif. Oct. 8, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its team of industry leaders to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with a phase II preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern. The 12-month, $19,035,007 phase II effort seeks to conclude with subscale flight demonstrations prior to a planned phase III award decision.   -> View More

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U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma Spare Parts

September 30, 2014
• Latest orders increase total value of spare parts and upgrade awards to $77.6 million since May 2014
• Recapitalization of Raven and Puma fleets ensures combat readiness

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27,178,075 for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma AE™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts. The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Receives $22 Million RQ-12 Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Order for United States Marine Corps

September 24, 2014
• Wasp AE to begin filling Marines next generation family of systems micro UAS requirement
• Largest single procurement of ground and water-capable Wasp AE

QUANTICO, At Modern Day Marine, September 24, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $21,779,408 for RQ-12 Wasp® AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps.   -> View More

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AeroVironment’s New AV-900 EX: Packed with Enhancements and Features for Better Performance, Speed and Accuracy at Higher Power Levels

September 16, 2014
• Next generation pack tester with digital controls delivers faster control and response times
• Scalable to one megawatt
• Performs more varied and accurate testing with less equipment

NOVI, Mich., At The Battery Show, Sept. 16, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today unveiled its next-generation, digital AV-900 EX at The Battery Show in Novi, Mich. The AV-900 EX features valuable enhancements to the company’s AV-900, the longtime battery testing workhorse for global auto manufacturers and test labs.   -> View More

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Coast Guard Research and NOAA Test Puma AE UAS During Arctic Exercise

August 28, 2014
COAST GUARD CUTTER HEALY, At Sea - Soaring high above the shifting ice and frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, a silent sentinel patrolled the skies above the Coast Guard Cutter Healy during its journey to the Arctic this summer. While buoys and submersibles collected data from the briny deep, an Unmanned Aircraft System kept vigil in the frosty air.   -> View More

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AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call

August 20, 2014
MONROVIA, Calif., August 20, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company's first quarter ended August 2, 2014, after the market closes on September 3, 2014. Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.   -> View More

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FOX Business: AeroVironment’s Drones Leading The Industry

August 19, 2014

Tim Conver, AeroVironment CEO, on his company’s drones and their abilities to get information out quickly to our military.

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Total Number of Plug-In Vehicles on American Roads Doubles in a Year

July 14, 2014

EDTA recently released sales data for the U.S. electric drive market, showing that the total number of plug-in vehicles on the road has doubled since this time last year. 222,590 plug-in vehicles have been sold since mass market roll-out in late 2010. That number reflects 99 percent growth over the 111,962 sold thru June 2013.

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NOAA - Scientists use UAS to survey wildlife in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

July 08, 2014
HONOLULU – The first of two scheduled deployments of unmanned aircraft systems over the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands showed they can be used to conduct research without harming the region’s fragile ecosystem, federal scientists said today.   -> View More

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