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Obama’s Shift on Afghan War Lets AeroVironment Climb

January 16, 2009
Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) - AeroVironment Inc., maker of the unmanned drones that Barack Obama called "revolutionary" technology, is expecting a boost in orders when the new administration in Washington shifts the focus of the U.S. war on terror to Afghanistan. "The president-elect has indicated" the importance of drones for the 21st century battlefield, Chief Executive Officer Tim Conver said in an interview. "Unmanned aircraft systems have proven to be hugely effective in Afghanistan."   -> View More

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Military Maneuvers

January 14, 2009
Forbes.com - Contrary to rumors, Obama will not eliminate the Defense Department. Here are some contractors that could prosper even in a Democratic Administration.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Added to S&P SmallCap 600 Index

January 14, 2009
AeroVironment will be added to the S&P SmallCap 600 GICS Aerospace & Defense Sub-Industry index.   -> View More

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ASU Salvages Old Building for New School of Sustanability

January 06, 2009
The renovation was led by the design team of Lord, Aeck & Sargent and Gould Evans Associates; they're anticipating LEED Silver certification and did it all with a $6 M budget. Now complete, it will be used for Arizona State University's Global Institute of Sustainability and a newly formed School of Sustainability. In terms of performance, the Institute is anticipated to save 18.7% on energy and 50.3% on water use compared with its baseline usage -- plus, it's been outfitted with six, hard-to-miss, state-of-the-art AeroVironment parapet turbines.   -> View More

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A Cleaner Way to Keep the City Running

January 02, 2009
For centuries, grist-grinders and sailors have exploited the wind. Now, New York developers, homeowners and city leaders might be coming around. A handful of buildings are already drawing electricity from wind turbines, which typically resemble table fans, or mounted airplane propellers. Unlike some of the skyscraping versions that dot rural hillsides, small turbines supply power directly to homes without first sending it through a utility company's lines.   -> View More

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AeroVironment's Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate from the Italian Ministry of Defense

December 15, 2008
MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the General Directorate for Aircraft Weapon Systems (MoD - Italy) has issued a Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate for the Raven B unmanned aircraft system, the first such certificate issued in Italy in the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle category. This certificate permits Italian military personnel to fly Raven in Italy's national airspace.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Has Been Named A “Homeland Security Rising 10”

November 30, 2008
As the year draws to a close, it's time to revisit the 10 companies that HSToday named as up-and-comers in April. Although they did not make the list of the top 25 contractors with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they were selected for their dynamism.   -> View More

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Carmakers Charge Ahead with Electrics

November 20, 2008

The future - or at least a future - may finally be in sight for the electric car. Nissan-Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced plans at the L.A. Auto Show on Wednesday to begin selling a competitively priced electric car in Oregon in 2010. The vehicle would go "mass market" by 2012, Ghosn vowed.

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AeroVironment Featured on Mad Money with Host Jim Cramer

October 28, 2008
AVAV: Flying High Insight on AeroVironment, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer.   -> View More

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Airports Go For Green with Eco-Friendly Efforts

September 16, 2008
A fleet of miniature wind turbines at Boston Logan International Airport have perhaps the best view of the city, overlooking the downtown skyline across the expansive harbor as commercial jets descend overhead. Each 6-foot-tall turbine, placed at the edge of the rooftop of the airport's headquarters, is affixed at a unique angle to capture the winds that gust through Boston Harbor and climb the building's walls.   -> View More

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