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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Puma with Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT) greatly enhances naval missions by adding stand-off/intercept, real-time surveillance
  • All Environment configuration proven to operate successfully and reliably from naval vessels and able to land in water, float until recovered, and continue immediate operations
  • German Navy joins a growing number of allies in fielding a maritime unmanned aircraft system capability, expanding the use of AeroVironment’s family of systems

Berlin, Germany, at ILA 2018 May 7, 2018 - AeroVironment, Inc.(NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, a leading system and software house in Germany for development and service, today announced the German Navy has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ maritime unmanned aircraft system. The Puma systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT). AeroVironment partnered with ESG to satisfy the requirement of the Bundesamt fur Ausrustung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) for an urgent operational requirement.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Certification represents third-party validation of company’s strong commitment to the highest quality products, customer service and processes
  • Scope of certification encompasses all company business segments
  • Combination certification for aerospace and defense suppliers satisfies prerequisite requirements for working with U.S. DoD, NASA and FAA
  • Follows company’s recent U.S. Army “Tier 1” superior supplier designation

MONROVIA, Calif., May 4 , 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications,tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems that serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers worldwide, today announced that the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certification for its Quality Management System.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Patent pending technology was demonstrated and evaluated for operational effectiveness aboard a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft against high-speed unmanned target boats
  • Tightly integrated system effectively finds, identifies, fixes and defeats fast-moving surface vessels approaching a host vessel
  • Existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 All-Environment small unmanned aircraft system with Mantis i45 sensor gimbal quickly and accurately locates and identifies threats on land or at sea
  • Automatic coordinate handoff to battle-proven Switchblade lethal loitering missile precisely targets moving threats with pinpoint precision
  • Delivers unprecedented ability to identify threats at long ranges, limit collateral damage and “wave off” targets subsequently deemed neutral or friendly
  • Simultaneously displayed Puma and Switchblade imagery dramatically elevates operator situational awareness and reduces the chances of mis-targeting

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™-Switchblade® automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Upgraded airframe now accommodates concurrent operation of i45 gimbaled sensor suite and signals intelligence (SIGINT) payloads
  • Latest Digital Data Link (DDL) offers M1/M2/M5 and M3/M4/M6 frequency bands and AES-256 encryption
  • Complete system of three air vehicles and two ground control stations now transportable in four portable cases

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., at AUSA Global Force Symposium, March 26, 2018 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced at the AUSA Global Force Symposium (booth 1429) that the company is now taking orders for its new PumaTM 3 small unmanned aircraft system.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Largest-ever international contract reflects AeroVironment’s continually growing global customer base and commitment to equipping allied forces with innovative UAS
  • Portable, rugged Puma AE with Mantis i45 sensor provides unmatched tactical reconnaissance capabilities for ground and maritime operations

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced that a major country in the Middle East has awarded the company a contract valued at $44.5 million (USD) for Puma™ II AE small UAS featuring the new Mantis i45 sensor.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Jury found that former AeroVironment employees, Gabriel Torres, Justin McAllister, and Jeff McBride engaged in fraud against AeroVironment
  • Jury found that Torres and McAllister breached their Patent and Confidentiality Agreements with AeroVironment
  • Litigation continues on pending equitable relief claims

MONROVIA, Calif. – March. 1, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it won an important jury verdict in Ventura County Superior Court. On February 26 the jury found that former AeroVironment employees, Gabriel Torres, Justin McAllister, and Jeff McBride engaged in fraud, and that Torres and McAllister breached their respective Patent and Confidentiality Agreements.The jury also awarded punitive damages against all three defendants.The total verdict was more than $2.4 million. Torres, McAllister, and McBride are founders of MicaSense, Inc., which is majority-owned by Parrot SA.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Puma II AE with Mantis i45 sensor and 360-degree antenna system greatly enhances naval missions by adding stand-off/intercept, all-directional, real-time surveillance
  • All Environment (AE) configuration is proven to operate successfully and reliably from ships and able to land in water, float until recovered, and continue immediate operations
  • With the Puma II AE, the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) joins other Canadian Department of National Defence forces in fielding a maritime miniature unmanned aircraft system (MMUAS) capability and expands the use of the AeroVironment family of systems

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, announced the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ II AE, maritime mini unmanned aircraft system, for fielding aboard RCN Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels (MCDV).The Puma II AE systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and a 360-degree antenna system. MDA partnered with AeroVironment to satisfy the requirement of the Department of National Defence of Canada for the Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS).

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Completely automated Quantix hybrid and AV DSS solution now available through AeroVironment’s approved agriculture reseller network
  • Users can scan and upload as many acres as needed for advanced data analysis
  • Come see AeroVironment’s first-of-its-kind automated drone at premier agriculture tradeshows and enter for a chance to win a Quantix and AV DSS bundle

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2018 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both defense and commercial applications, today announced that its automated Quantix™ hybrid drone and AeroVironment Decision Support System (AV DSS™) analytics software are now available for sale through its authorized reseller network. AeroVironment will be showcasing this pioneering ecosystem at three upcoming tradeshows: World Ag Expo, National Farm Machinery Show and Commodity Classic. Show attendees will have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a complete Quantix hybrid drone and AV DSS bundle, valued at $16,500.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Joint venture to fund development and production of solar-powered high-altitude unmanned aircraft systems
  • AeroVironment to design and develop solar aircraft and ground control stations for flight testing and certification
  • Net value of development contract is $65 million

MONROVIA, Calif.,Jan. 3, 2018AeroVironment, Inc.(NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the formation of a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endurance, or HALE, UAS for commercial operations.This category of UAS is also referred to as high-altitude pseudo-satellites, or HAPS.The joint venture will fund the development program up to a net maximum value of $65,011,481.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Order including multiple Blackwing™ vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits to be delivered by November 2018
  • Blackwing delivering valuable new capabilities to naval undersea warfare since first deployed last year

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of a contract award from the United States Navy on September 29, 2017, for continuation and expansion of its Blackwing™ small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program. The contract includes orders for multiple Blackwing vehicles, sensor payloads and refurbishment kits for a total value of $2,578,822. The initial set of vehicles are anticipated for delivery by May 2018, and final delivery anticipated by November 2018.

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