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AeroVironment Receives Order for Third Global Observer Aircraft under JCTD Program

June 03, 2009
Option Exercise for Aircraft and Additional Items Builds on Successful Program Milestones, Resulting in Total Program Funding of More Than $120 Million   -> View More

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New Model Army?

May 28, 2009
U.S. Marines On Operations In Remote Southwest Afghanistan...BAQWA, AFGHANISTAN - MARCH 21: U.S. Marine Sgt. Nicholas Bender launches a Raven surveillance drone from Marine base perimeter on March 21, 2009 near the remote village of Baqwa, Afghanistan. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment use the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to get real time intelligence on Taliban movements.   -> View More

Gates says Next-Generation Bomber Might Fly Without Pilot

May 27, 2009
Defense Secretary Robert Gates told lawmakers Thursday he is considering making the Air Force's next-generation long-range bomber a pilotless aircraft -- an ambitious undertaking that would put unmanned technologies at the forefront of U.S. offensive military capabilities.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Unveils EV Solutions at EVS-24

May 13, 2009
New Portfolio Offers Total Infrastructure Solutions for Practical Use of On-Road Electric Vehicles

AT EVS-24, STAVANGER, NORWAY, May 13, 2009 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV), (NASDAQ: AVAV), joint-developer of the GM Impact, the world's first modern all-electric car, and the record-setting solar-powered GM Sunraycer, today unveiled its portfolio of EV Solutions for electric vehicles that offers a total infrastructure approach to enable the practical use of on-road electric vehicles.   -> View More

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AeroVironment’s EV Charging Systems Featured on CBS Evening News.

May 09, 2009

AeroVironment's EV Charging Systems featured on CBS Evening News segment regarding "Green Technology and Economic Growth."

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Mayor Adrian M. Fenty Announces Partnership with Nissan North America and AeroVironment

May 07, 2009
Washington, D.C. -- Mayor Fenty along with District Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein, other District officials, and senior representatives from leading automotive company, Nissan North America, and AeroVironment, an industry expert in battery and charging systems, announced today a partnership that could bring hundreds of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and charging stations to the District.   -> View More

An Aged Electric Grid Looks to a Brighter Future

April 27, 2009

The nation's electricity grid is facing some huge challenges - it's outdated and unprepared for increasing demand and a future that includes more renewable sources of energy. In a weeklong series, NPR is examining the state of the nation's electricity infrastructure.

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Visualizing the Grid

April 27, 2009

The U.S. electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines. Aging infrastructure, combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption, has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation's electrical systems.

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Military Embraces Green Energy

April 26, 2009
Reporting from Ft. Irwin, Calif. - Inside a futuristic-looking dome that rises from the sandy wasteland of the high Mojave Desert, soldiers in plywood cubicles work at computers powered by solar panels and a towering wind turbine. Plug-in cars shuttle the troops across the vast expanses here at Ft. Irwin in San Bernardino County. At night, tents lined with insulating foam provide a cool retreat at the end of a 100-degree day.   -> View More

The ‘Eye in the Sky’ Keeps Soldiers Out of Harm’s Way

April 25, 2009
FORWARD OPERATING BASE WARRIOR, Kirkuk, Iraq - A group of insurgents wait in the dark to ambush a convoy. They sit patiently, eager, having planned the attack and thinking they know what to expect. A few minutes pass and then - suddenly - they are inexplicably blinded by spotlights as Soldiers seemingly from nowhere take advantage of their disorientation and safely disarm them. There was one thing that the attackers did not consider; the "eye in sky" that can see in the dark.   -> View More

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