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Unmanned Aircraft Aids in Monk Seal Research

October 15, 2015
The UAS flew missions at multiple monk seal breeding populations within Hawaii’s Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. NOAA will use the data to examine seal population trends and threats through census counts and by identifying individual seals by observing scars and applying hair dye and flipper tags, which can be seen from the UAS.   -> View More

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Seven Allied Nations to Acquire AeroVironment Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems in $18.5 Million U.S. Army Foreign Military Sales Awards

October 13, 2015
  • AeroVironment is recognized worldwide as the go-to source for small unmanned aircraft solutions that help people and enterprises operate more safely and effectively
  • Raven remains the most widely used unmanned aircraft system

WASHINGTON, D.C., at AUSA, Oct. 13, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract from the United States Army totaling $18,485,495 to supply initial RQ-11B Raven® unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), spare parts and contractor logistics services to seven allied nations through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.

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Puma™ AE Unmanned Aircraft Aboard the Research Vessel the R/V Shearwater

October 05, 2015
The NOAA Center of Excellence for Unmanned Technologies invited our team to come observe a test mission using the AeroVironment Puma UAV aboard the research vessel the R/V Shearwater.   -> View More

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El Ejército de Tierra español modernizará sus UAVs Raven

September 30, 2015
(defensa.com) Fuentes del Ejército de Tierra han confirmado a defensa.com que esperan disponer para finales del año próximo de aproximadamente 20 sistemas aéreos remotamente pilotados (RPAs según la nueva denominación oficial) Raven dotados con la nueva cámara gimbal. Se trata de una modernización similar a la que están llevando a cabo las Fuerzas Armadas estadounidenses y que consiste en la instalación en el RQ-11B Raven DDL (Digital Data link) de una cámara orientable que permite al operador mantenerse más fácilmente sobre el objetivo.   -> View More

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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

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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

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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

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Drones Are Taking Flight For Duke Energy

August 19, 2015
HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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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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

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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

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