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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Drone Exercise Tests Coast Guard’s Arctic Rescue Capabilities

August 26, 2015
Somewhere among ridges of sea ice, more than 20 miles from shore in the Arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coast, an orange six-person raft is floating. But instead of a person, the small vessel’s passenger is a thermal dummy, designed to emit a human heat signature.

In the gray sky 500 feet above, an unmanned aircraft flies a search pattern, scanning the Beaufort Sea for signs of the simulated sinking survivor. Operators of the Puma drone, working from an installation at Oliktok Point and also aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, monitor live feeds from the aircraft’s camera and from its infrared sensors.

The rescuers-in-training look for signs of the lifeboat they know is out there.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment Contracts Totaling $47 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sustainment

August 24, 2015
• Raven and Puma continue to support soldiers with critical situational awareness anywhere, anytime
• Sustainment of Raven and Puma fleets ensures operational readiness

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced receipt since May 1, 2015 of ten orders from the United States Army totaling $47.1 million for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma™AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sustainment. This total value includes seven orders awarded on July 23 totaling $35,196,388.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

United States Army Awards $3.4 Million Contract for AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven Systems to Supply the Spanish Ministry of Defense

August 20, 2015
• AeroVironment’s small unmanned aircraft systems support U.S. military and more than 30 allied nations with powerful insight, on-demand
• AeroVironment has delivered more than 25,000 new and replacement small unmanned aircraft worldwide

MONROVIA, Calif., August 20, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has received a contract from the United States Army totaling $3.4 million for RQ-11B Raven® unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to supply the Spanish Ministry of Defense via the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Drones Are Taking Flight For Duke Energy

August 19, 2015

  • Drones could help detect damaged power lines

  • FAA issued Duke an exemption in June to use the devices

  • Utility says response time in storms could improve

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Raven UAV Training Provides Invaluable Air Assets For Military, Emergency Response Applications

August 11, 2015
Besides military applications, these same skills Soldiers are learning today in Louisiana can later be used back home in Iowa as part of emergency response efforts. These same UAVs can also be used to provide real-time images to first responders during tornadoes, floods, or other natural disasters.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc. Appoints Catharine Merigold to Board of Directors

August 06, 2015
• Venture capitalist and operating executive brings broad technology experience in consumer services, software, hardware and cybersecurity

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Catharine Merigold has been appointed to its board of directors, effective July 31, 2015. Merigold brings to AeroVironment more than 20 years of venture capital and finance management experience and has spent her career helping turn new technologies into high-growth businesses, including as founder and current managing partner of Vista Ventures, an early state venture capital firm. Merigold will serve on the board’s Audit Committee.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment Appoints Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer

July 07, 2015
MONROVIA, Calif., July 7, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Cook succeeds Teresa Covington, who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 5, 2015. Teresa will remain Vice President, Finance. The company’s announcement follows an extensive search conducted by the Board of Directors, with the assistance of a leading global executive search firm, to identify a new chief financial officer.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Australian Defence Force Commences Training Exercises with AeroVironment’s RQ-12 Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft System

June 17, 2015
• Allied forces increasingly deploying AeroVironment’s small unmanned aircraft systems
• Wasp AE delivers real-time ISR, on demand, for infantry, littoral or maritime reconnaissance operations

PARIS, At Paris Air Show, June 17, 2015 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) this month received and began training exercises with the company’s RQ-12 Wasp® AE small unmanned aircraft system.

ADF placed an AUD $7.7 million order on Dec. 22, 2014 as part of an Army Soldier Modernization Trial procurement. AeroVironment received the order from XTEK Limited on behalf of the ADF.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment and Recargo Introduce PlugShare’s Convenient In-App Payment Option, Pay With PlugShare, to Access the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network

June 16, 2015
• Access and pay for AeroVironment’s DC fast chargers and Level 2 charging stations in Oregon and Washington from the PlugShare mobile app
• Fast charging for $7.50 per session, Level 2 charging for $4.00 per session; unlimited charging available directly from AeroVironment
• The PlugShare mobile app is available on Apple App Store and Google Play

MONROVIA, Calif., June 16, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Recargo, developer of PlugShare, the most extensive map of electric vehicle charging stations, today introduced a new easy payment option for EV drivers charging on the West Coast Electric Highway fast charging network in Oregon and Washington.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Aviation Week Honors Top Performers

June 16, 2015
The winners of Aviation Week's Top-Performing Companies study were recognized Tuesday at Aviation Week Network’s Paris Air Show chalet.   -> View More

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