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Source: AeroVironment Inc. • Chargers wirelessly communicate with grid to create "smart refueling" hubs
• Open architecture ensures interoperability with utility systems nationwide

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 14, 2011 -- AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has begun shipping and installing its UL-listed single-family and multi-unit residential Smart Charging Dock (model EVSE-RS+). Designed with an open architecture to ensure interoperability with the thousands of individual utilities nationwide, the grid-connected system charges electric and plug-in electric hybrid cars by turning drivers' homes into convenient, smart refueling hubs.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Milbank Manufacturing Selects AeroVironment's Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for National Distribution Program to Expand Charging Infrastructure

• Partnership extends EV charging infrastructure throughout the United States
• Provides access to AeroVironment EV charging solutions for major home improvement retailers serviced by Milbank
• Distribution network agreement includes formal training program for electrical contractors installing AeroVironment's products

SAN DIEGO, Calif., DistribuTECH, Feb. 1, 2011 -- Milbank Manufacturing Co. of Kansas City, Mo., announced today that it has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)(NASDAQ: AVAV) of Monrovia, Calif., to provide AV's electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to its customers -- including utilities, developers, contractors, businesses, and consumers -- through Milbank's nationwide distribution network. The partnership enhances Milbank's PowerGen® line of renewable power solutions and furthers the expansion of EV charging infrastructure throughout the United States.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2011 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $7,800,003 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army on January 25, 2011. The order comprises 919 digital module upgrade kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The upgrade kits allow digital Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate using a different frequency band than provided by the stock configuration. Funding for this order was appropriated for RQ-11B Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009. Work is scheduled to be completed by April 30, 2011.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Key Milestone Achieved for System Designed to Provide Persistent Communications and Surveillance at 20% of the Cost of Existing Solutions.

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that the Global Observer® unmanned aircraft system has successfully completed its historic first flight powered by the aircraft's hydrogen-fueled propulsion system at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California. This milestone marks the beginning of high altitude, long endurance flight testing for the demonstration and operational utility phase of the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. MONROVIA, Calif., December 28, 2010 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced today that it received an order valued at $46,226,984 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises 123 new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages as well as 186 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Marine Corps. The order also includes 339 digital retrofit kits for the U.S. Army. The Raven system and retrofit order represents the remainder of the funds appropriated for RQ-11B Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009.   -> View More

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

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