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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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California’s Commercial Drone Industry Is Taking Off

June 14, 2015

"We think the commercial market has a chance to be much larger," said Steven Gitlin, a spokesman for AeroVironment Inc., the largest supplier of small drones to the military.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Enable Tactical ISR

May 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Defense's fleet of unmanned aircraft systems enables tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) - without endangering military personnel and at a lower cost than manned aircraft.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid To Include AeroVironment TurboCord Dual (120-Volt/240-Volt) Portable Charger As Standard Equipment

May 19, 2015
• First plug-in hybrid to include 240-volt Level 2 charging as part of standard package
• TurboCord makes charging convenient and easy

MONROVIA, Calif., May 19, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the portable TurboCord™ Dual (120V/240V) charger will come standard with the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which will debut later this year. The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).   -> View More

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AeroVironment Seeks To Grow Switchblade Missile Business

May 08, 2015

The manufacturer that has supplied most of the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) the U.S. military uses also has a tactical missile systems business. AeroVironment’s Switchblade is an expendable, “backpackable” UAS with an explosive warhead that can be flown into targets. It can be configured for other missions and scaled to larger sizes, attributes AeroVironment hopes to exploit to build the business

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AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Changes to Drive Operational Excellence and Long-Term Growth

April 30, 2015
• Wahid Nawabi promoted to chief operating officer
• Roy Minson to lead strategy for commercial UAS market entry
• Kirk Flittie and Kenneth Karklin promoted to general manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Efficient Energy Systems business segments, respectively

MONROVIA, Calif., April 30, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Wahid Nawabi as the company’s chief operating officer, effective immediately. Nawabi served as general manager of the company’s Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segment since 2011 and also led the company’s integrated engineering and operations functional organizations for the past year. Nawabi will continue to report to the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Tim Conver. The general managers of the company’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and EES business segments now report to Nawabi.   -> View More

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Marines Launch Switchblade from V-22 Osprey

April 17, 2015

Picture this: U.S. Marines are in the middle of a helicopter raid and about to land infantrymen on the ground. However, they’re taking gunfire from an armed insurgent shooting from a well-covered position, and there’s no easy way to get him. Flying a kamikaze drone armed with explosives from the back of an MV-22 Osprey aircraft, and directing it right into the insurgent’s fighting hole.

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U.S. Navy Testing Switchblade From Submarines

April 13, 2015

The Navy will deploy its first underwater drones from Virginia-class attack submarines for the first time in history later this year, the Navy's director of undersea warfare said Monday.

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AeroVironment Receives FAA Section 333 Exemption For UAS Operations In The United States”

April 09, 2015

Under the new policy, the FAA will grant a certificate of waiver or authorization for all flights at or below 200 feet to any UAS operator that has already received a Section 333 exemption. The COA allows the exempt UAS operator to fly anywhere in the U.S. without the need to acquire a COA for every flight—a major change from the previous approach.

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