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Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 8, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced it received an order valued at $4,862,674 under a contract with the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO). The order comprises new Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), spares, training services and logistics support. Delivery of the systems is scheduled for early calendar 2011.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. AeroVironment will provide comprehensive EV charging solution to support the needs of Houston drivers

HOUSTON, Nov. 18, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to bring the first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging "ecosystem" to drivers in America's fourth largest city. The ecosystem is an integrated network of products, services and payment plans that helps make EVs practical for drivers. AV is the exclusive provider of home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston ecosystem, which can be deployed as a practical, integrated model in cities throughout North America.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2010 -- Frost & Sullivan, a global research organization of 1,800 analysts who monitor more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies, has awarded its 2010 North American Customer Service Leadership of the Year Award for Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations to AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV). AV is a Southern California-based technology company whose electric transportation solutions include electric vehicle home charging, public charging and fast charging systems for consumers, automakers, utilities and government agencies.

Criteria Frost & Sullivan used to benchmark AV's performance against key competitors included quality of service, timeliness of service, impact of service on customer value and cost of service to customers.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 2, 2010 – AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced today that it has received a $17,197,960 cost-plus-fixed-fee letter contract that was previously announced by the United States Army on October 22. This letter contract establishes not-to-exceed amounts for digital Puma® All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) contractor logistics support, training and accounting for contract services in support of a Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement entitled "Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Route Clearance." The services are scheduled to be delivered within the next 12 months.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. WASHINGTON, at AUSA, Oct. 26, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced today that it has received a contract delivery order valued at $7,231,440 for new digital Puma® All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and training services. The items were procured under an existing United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • AeroVironment's Global Observer Stratospheric Unmanned Aircraft System Completes Initial Flight Testing
• Demonstration Program Proceeding Toward Hydrogen-Fueled Flight Test Phase

WASHINGTON, at AUSA, Oct. 25, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that the first aircraft developed under the Global Observer® Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program has successfully completed initial flight testing consisting of multiple low-altitude flights at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California. This initial flight test phase of the demonstration program employed batteries to power the hybrid-electric aircraft and to approximate full aircraft weight and center of gravity for flight control, performance and responsiveness evaluation.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • Home Installations Scheduled to Begin This Fall

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2010 -- AeroVironment (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), a provider of charging solutions for every electric vehicle (EV) owner's needs, has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) listing for its EV home charging station (EVSE-RS). The home charging station is one component of AV's complete charging solution, which includes convenience and fast charging systems for multi-unit housing, retail establishments, public locations, fleet operations, automotive dealerships, roadside assistance, and options to interface with the smart grid and smart home.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 31, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced today that it has received a contract delivery order valued at $35,265,662 for digital Puma® All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), spares and training services. The equipment and services were procured under the existing USSOCOM All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Work is scheduled to be performed within a period of several months.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 23, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that former Teledyne and TEAC Aerospace executive Joel Hirsch has joined AeroVironment as vice president of strategic operations. Reporting to AV chairman and chief executive officer Tim Conver, Hirsch's primary role will be to consolidate and streamline procurement across the enterprise and identify and implement strategic opportunities to improve company-wide operating efficiency.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Flight Test Campaign Begins for First Unmanned Aircraft System Developed to Provide Uninterrupted Coverage Over Any Spot on the Globe

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Aug. 16, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that the first aircraft developed under the Global Observer® Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program successfully completed its first flight. On August 5 Global Observer Aircraft 1001 took off from runway 04L at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California and climbed to an altitude of 4,000 feet where it performed a series of maneuvers before landing successfully one hour later.   -> View More

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