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AV Featured in the LA Business Journal - These Firms Keep Things Interesting

August 04, 2009
I was thumbing through Forbes magazine a few weeks ago, and came across an article about AeroVironment Inc. The story was about how the Monrovia company is developing an explosive so it can add a lethal punch to its little drone aircraft that are popular with American soldiers in Afghanistan.   -> View More

Drone Aircraft Market Surges In U.S.

July 30, 2009

The U.S. Air Force on July 23 released a report detailing the potential future use of unmanned drones as bombers, cargo transports and in attacking "swarms." The market for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has surged over the last decade, driven by proven operational successes in Iraq and Afghanistan and by Israel's extensive usage. The total UAS market (air vehicles, ground control equipment and payloads) is expected to be worth $55 billion through 2020.

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How Robot Drones Revolutionized The Face Of Warfare

July 24, 2009

Barely an hour's drive from the casinos of Las Vegas, a group of unassuming buildings have become as important as the trenches were to WWI. The big difference? Today's warriors are fighting without getting in harm's way, using drones to attack targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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Fast-Charging EVs: Time to Get Down to Business

July 24, 2009

You may never have heard of California-based AeroVironment (founded in 1971), but it?s the company that brought you the first version of the General Motors EV-1, and a whole host of ultra-cool sun-powered lightweight racers, including the Solar Challenger and the Sunraycer.

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UAV Ravens Keep An Eye In Iraqi Skies

July 23, 2009

KIRKUK - Launching an unmanned aircraft by throwing it in the air really hard might not sound too technologically advanced, but with surveillance equipment and auto navigational systems on board, these easily-deployable UAVs can be the difference between life and death on the battlefields of Iraq.

This aircraft, known as a "Raven," is operated by two Soldiers here with the 1st Cavalry Division, who use it as an "eye in the sky" around the base.

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Fleet Of Spy Planes Gives U.S. ‘An Edge’ In Afghan Mission

July 22, 2009

U.S. forces in Afghanistan are relying more than ever on surveillance aircraft as they seek out insurgents, from cutting-edge drone technology to the venerable U-2 spy plane, according to interviews and information released at USA TODAY's request.

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In The Driver’s Seat Of An Electrified Future

July 21, 2009

For Kristen Helsel, all roads lead to electric chargers - political, social and technological roads, that is. And electric cars will be on those roads.

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Betting Big - And Small - On Electric Cars

July 14, 2009

The cars of the future will run on electricity, most major automakers agree on that. What they don't agree on is how soon drivers will be ready to fully embrace electric power and how aggressively to push electric cars.

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Vancouver Council Considers Mandatory Installation of Electric Car Chargers

July 08, 2009
City could require 10 per cent of new condo parking spots to include electric car chargers.   -> View More

New Satellite Co. Seeks to Address U.S. Military's Unmet Demand for Communications & Data Relay Capacity

July 02, 2009

A clutch of former Pentagon brass is helping to start a company that offers a new service: satellites intended solely for military communications that would be built, launched and owned by private investors.

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