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DARPA Awards AeroVironment Phase II Tern Contract to Develop New Class of Maritime Unmanned Aircraft
October 08, 2014

• Tern intended as next-generation, mid-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS)

• AeroVironment-led team of industry experts incorporating advanced technologies to develop new UAS for agile maritime operations

• Contract valued at $19 million


MONROVIA, Calif. Oct. 8, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected the company and its team of industry leaders to follow its successful phase I concept design effort with a phase II preliminary design for the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node, or Tern.  The 12-month, $19,035,007 phase II effort seeks to conclude with subscale flight demonstrations prior to a planned phase III award decision.


U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $27.2 Million for RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma Spare Parts
September 30, 2014

• Latest orders increase total value of spare parts and upgrade awards to $77.6 million since May 2014

• Recapitalization of Raven and Puma fleets ensures combat readiness

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it received three firm fixed-price orders from the United States Army totaling $27,178,075 for RQ-11B Raven® and RQ-20A Puma AE™ unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) spare parts.  The company received two orders on August 29, 2014 and one on September 18, 2014.  Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.


AeroVironment Receives $22 Million RQ-12 Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Order for United States Marine Corps
September 24, 2014

• Wasp AE to begin filling Marines next generation family of systems micro UAS requirement

• Largest single procurement of ground and water-capable Wasp AE

QUANTICO, At Modern Day Marine, September 24, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has received a firm fixed-price order valued at $21,779,408 for RQ-12 Wasp® AE small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages for the United States Marine Corps.


AeroVironment’s New AV-900 EX: Packed with Enhancements and Features for Better Performance, Speed and Accuracy at Higher Power Levels
September 16, 2014

• Next generation pack tester with digital controls delivers faster control and response times

• Scalable to one megawatt

• Performs more varied and accurate testing with less equipment

NOVI, Mich., At The Battery Show, Sept. 16, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today unveiled its next-generation, digital AV-900 EX at The Battery Show in Novi, Mich.  The AV-900 EX features valuable enhancements to the company’s AV-900, the longtime battery testing workhorse for global auto manufacturers and test labs.


AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal 2015 Earnings Release and Conference Call
August 20, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif., August 20, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company’s first quarter ended August 2, 2014, after the market closes on September 3, 2014.  Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.


AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
June 24, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif., June 24 , 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company’s fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended April 30, 2014, after the market closes on Tuesday July 8, 2014.  Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.


BP and AeroVironment Launch First FAA-Approved, Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Operations Over Land and Water; Providing Comprehensive GIS Services
June 10, 2014

• FAA grants first-ever over-land restricted type certificate to AeroVironment Puma AE UAS for use in day-to-day operations at the BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska’s North Slope
• BP embraces UAS-based information service to improve productivity, safety and efficiency; selects AeroVironment for 3D mapping, other services at North Slope operations over multi-year period
• Imaging and GIS services deliver engineering-quality information safely, reliably and effectively while helping to protect sensitive North Slope environment

PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska, June 10, 2014 – AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc., selected the company to provide mapping, Geographic Information System (GIS) and other commercial information services at its Prudhoe Bay oil field, the largest oil field in North America, for a five-year period.


AeroVironment, Inc. to Present at Sidoti & Company, LLC’s 18th Annual Emerging Growth Research Institutional Investment Forum
March 17, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif., March 17, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Tim Conver will present at Sidoti & Company, LLC’s Eighteenth Annual Emerging Growth Research Institutional Investor Forum in New York City on Tuesday March 18, 2014.


AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
February 18, 2014

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company’s third fiscal quarter ended January 25, 2014, after the market closes on Tuesday March 4, 2014.  Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.


Lockheed Martin Corporation and AeroVironment, Inc. to Pursue Joint Opportunities in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Markets
February 06, 2014

• Companies sign memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities for unmanned aircraft systems in international markets

• Primary focus relates to integrating Lockheed Martin mission systems, ground systems and technology with AeroVironment’s Global Observer® unmanned aircraft system

NEW DELHI, at Defense Expo, Feb. 7, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft system solutions, and the Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT), one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and a leading systems integrator, today announced an agreement to jointly pursue opportunities in unmanned aircraft system (UAS) development.


AeroVironment Transforms EV Charging with New, Easy and Convenient TurboCord; World’s First Dual-Voltage Cordset Delivers Unmatched Charging Versatility
January 30, 2014

• Portable plug-in charger increases range confidence, reduces costs to drivers, workplaces, businesses and governments
• Fits in palm of hand; plugs directly into electrical socket; no charger installation required; weighs less than five pounds, including 20-foot cord
• Operates on 120 or 240 volts; at 240 volts it charges nearly three times faster than standard cordsets – less than three hours for plug-in hybrids and less than six hours for full battery electrics
• UL listed with state-of-the-art safety features, including indoor and outdoor use, highest waterproof NEMA 6P ratings, and thermal sensors

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in electric vehicle charging and the preferred home charging solution supplier for five global automakers, today unveiled TurboCord™ – a compact, UL-listed, dual mode 240-volt/16-amperage and 120-volt portable charging cordset (MSRP $649) that sets a new standard for EV charging. TurboCord is also available in a 240-volt only version (MSRP $599).


AeroVironment, Inc. Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal 2014 Earnings Release and Conference Call
November 12, 2013

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will issue financial results for the Company’s second fiscal quarter ended October 26, 2013, after the market closes on Tuesday November 26, 2013.  Management will host a conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time that day.


AeroVironment Awarded $2.3 Million DARPA Concept Definition Contract for TERN Medium Altitude Long Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System Program
November 04, 2013

• Three-phase development program aims to produce a low-cost, large-scale prototype vehicle

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to provide its market-leading expertise in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) toward the development of a new category of this technology.  AeroVironment will work as the prime contractor with DARPA on the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) Program to develop a medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) UAS designed to operate from small ships to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. Sierra Nevada Corporation will subcontract to AeroVironment on the project, which is valued at $2.3 million


AeroVironment and Eurocopter to Evaluate Potential Joint Opportunities for Expanding their Product Portfolios, Markets and Capabilities
October 23, 2013

• Companies to explore creating new capabilities, expanding into new markets
• Combining expertise and skills to meet future needs of respective customers


WASHINGTON, at AUSA Annual Meeting, Oct. 23, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc., (NASDAQ: AVAV) the world’s highest volume manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and Eurocopter, the leading global helicopter manufacturer, today announced at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting that they have signed a cooperative agreement to explore opportunities for expanding their respective military and commercial product portfolios.


AeroVironment Unveils Four-Ounce Pocket DDL Secure Video and Data Receiver for Remote Access to Aerial Networks
October 22, 2013

• Provides remote access to video and data from Digital Data Link (DDL) - enabled aircraft

• USB interface offers easy integration with Android, iOS and Windows devices

WASHINGTON, at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting, Oct. 22, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today unveiled its new Pocket DDL™ secure digital video and data receiver.  The four-ounce device enables remote viewing of video and data from AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as well as from helicopters, airplanes, other unmanned aircraft and ground robots equipped with the company’s Digital Data Link.


AeroVironment Introduces Block Upgrade to Puma AE Unmanned Aircraft System, Including 75 Percent Increase in Flight Duration
October 21, 2013

• Extended flight duration provides for longer missions

• More powerful and efficient propulsion system

• Increased mission flexibility

WASHINGTON, at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting, Oct. 21, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today introduced a series of enhancements to the battle-proven RQ-20A Puma AE small unmanned aircraft system that include new features and capabilities.


AeroVironment Receives $20 Million U.S. Army Order for RQ-11B Raven Unmanned Aircraft System Gimbaled Sensor Payloads
October 02, 2013

• Competitive award provides for continued upgrading of U.S. Army Raven® unmanned aircraft systems

• Order coincides with the upcoming 10th anniversary of the first Raven delivery to the U.S. Army

MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it has received an order from the U.S. Army for the company’s Mantis™ i23 gimbaled sensor payloads to continue upgrading the Army’s fleet of RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  AeroVironment, which develops and produces advanced upgrades for its highly integrated UAS, such as Raven, was selected as the result of a competitive bid.


United States Army Awards AeroVironment $36.7 Million in New Orders For Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems
September 09, 2013

• Includes largest order to date for Switchblade tactical missile systems; exceeds value of all Switchblade orders for prior year

• Switchblade proving to be “an invaluable tool” in the field

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 9, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it has received orders valued at $36,746,304 under a contract for Switchblade™ tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support.  The United States Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS) awarded these contract modifications.  AeroVironment and its strategic teammate for advanced warheads, ATK (NYSE: ATK), will work together to produce and deliver the systems.


AeroVironment Receives $15.8 Million in Orders Under a United States Army Contract for Switchblade Tactical Missile Systems
August 28, 2013

• Continued acquisition of new capability in constrained budget environment indicates high value and potential for further demand

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it has received a total of $15.8 million in orders under a contract for Switchblade™ tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support.  The United States Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS) awarded these contract options.  AeroVironment and its strategic teammate for advanced warheads, ATK (NYSE: ATK), will continue to work together to produce and deliver the systems.


FIAT Picks AeroVironment to Supply and Install Home Charging Stations for the All-New, All-Electric Fiat 500e
August 21, 2013

•AeroVironment turns 500e drivers’ garages into home “filling stations” with one-stop convenience including charging station, electrical installation and three-year warranty
•FIAT is the fifth major car manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its preferred home electric refueling station provider
•AeroVironment has deployed more than 12,000 charging stations across North America

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 - FIAT® has selected AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) as the preferred provider of home charging stations and installations for its all-new, all-electric Fiat 500e.  FIAT is the fifth plug-in electric vehicle (EV) auto manufacturer to choose AeroVironment as its full-service home charging partner.


AeroVironment Receives $13.5 Million Order from United States Army for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Gimbaled Payloads
August 14, 2013

• Fourth and final order received for fiscal 2012 contract with total value of $59.6 million

• AeroVironment’s Mantis™ gimbaled sensor payloads dramatically improve troops’ capabilities as integrated element of Raven unmanned aircraft system

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2013– AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that on August 13, 2013 the company received a $13,487,240 order from the United States Army.  The order – the final portion of a contract valued at $59.6 million – includes RQ-11B Raven unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget.  Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by September 15, 2013.


AeroVironment Solar-Powered Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Achieves Continuous Flight for More Than Nine Hours
August 12, 2013

• Groundbreaking development in the evolution of small unmanned aircraft systems; advanced solar cells increase hand-launched Puma AE™ endurance by 350 percent
• Far-reaching implications for small UAS utility in military, public safety and commercial uses
• Alta Devices cutting-edge mobile power technology produces ample power with minimal added weight

WASHINGTON, At AUVSI, Aug. 12, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that a recent outdoor test flight of a solar-powered prototype version of the company’s proven Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS), operating with the company’s newest long-endurance battery, lasted 9 hours, 11 minutes – significantly longer than the flight endurance of small UAS being used in the field today. 


AeroVironment Appoints Douglas E. Scott Senior Vice President and General Counsel
August 07, 2013

• Seasoned Fortune 500 company legal executive with national security, international, engineering and energy markets expertise

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Douglas E. Scott has joined the company as senior vice president and general counsel.


AeroVironment’s Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Federal Aviation Administration Type Certificate for Commercial Use
July 26, 2013

• Puma is first-ever hand-launched unmanned aircraft system to be approved by FAA for commercial missions

• First-of-its-kind Restricted Category type rating permits commercial missions

MONROVIA, Calif., July 26, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that on July 19, 2013 it received a “Restricted Category” rating for its Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system from the Federal Aviation Administration.  The first-of-its-kind certificate permits operators to fly Puma for commercial missions, such as oil spill monitoring and ocean surveys, in the North Slope region of the Arctic.


Ford Selects AeroVironment to Provide Complete Home Charging Solution for Plug-In Electric Vehicle Customers
May 09, 2013

•AeroVironment becomes Ford’s sole provider of turnkey charging station installation, warranty service and onsite support
•A 240-volt charger will cut charge time by more than half for Ford plug-in vehicles: C-MAX Energi, Fusion Energi and Focus Electric
•One-day installation and cash-and-carry purchase of Ford branded charging stations now available

MONROVIA, Calif., May 9, 2013 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced its selection by Ford Motor Company as the preferred installation partner and authorized charging station supplier for the Ford Focus Electric, C-MAX Energi and Fusion Energi plug-in electric vehicles.  Ford plug-in customers can now purchase a Ford-approved 240-volt charger and schedule a turnkey professional installation with a single telephone call to AeroVironment at 1 (888) 219-6747.  Soon customers will also have a web-based option for ordering their home charging package or purchasing their charging station.


Stephen F. Page Appointed to AeroVironment Board of Directors
April 25, 2013

Stephen F. Page Appointed to AeroVironment Board of Directors

• Experienced director with consumer, industrial and finance background
• Seasoned executive with deep management, functional and operational experience

MONROVIA, Calif., April 26, 2013– AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Stephen F. Page has been appointed to its board of directors, effective April 24, 2013.  Page was also appointed to the board’s Audit Committee.


AeroVironment Receives $13.8 Million Order from United States Army for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Gimbaled Payloads
April 10, 2013

• Third order received since May 2012 for total of $46.1 million against projected $65.5 million contract action
• Procurement represents continued progress toward U.S. Army’s acquisition objective for Raven systems

MONROVIA, Calif., April 10, 2013– AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it received $13,800,062 of incremental funding on March 30, 2013 from the United States Army for continued performance of a contract action with a not to exceed value of $65,538,759.  The order includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget.  Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by July 25, 2013.


AeroVironment Integrates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Technology into Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Improve Electrical Grid Stability
March 06, 2013

• Intelligent plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging technology controls charging rate based on grid conditions and aims to reduce electricity cost for plug-in vehicles.

• Grid-friendly PEV charging solution delivers benefits to grid operators and drivers

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) and the United States Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), managed by Battelle, today announced a commercial license agreement for a technology that supports widespread adoption of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) by helping to stabilize the electrical grid—the network of electricity generation, transmission and distribution that powers the nation. 


New AeroVironment Electric Vehicle Dealer Program Makes it Easy to Bundle Home Charger, Installation, and Warranty with Car Purchase
February 07, 2013

• Now consumers can seamlessly finance home charger and installation with electric vehicle (EV) purchases in a single transaction
• Finance and Insurance (F&I)-friendly packages present opportunities for dealers to improve their EV Customer Satisfaction index
• AeroVironment’s home charger reduces charging time by more than half to 120 Volt Level 1 plug-in that comes standard with most EVs

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2013 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today launched a dealer program that provides turnkey residential charging packages to consumers purchasing new electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and allows them to finance the charger in combination with the vehicle at the time of sale. The program, which is the first of its kind, makes dealerships one-stop-shops for EV drivers and expands dealers’ F&I product offerings.


United States Army Awards $12 Million Contract for AeroVironment Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Behalf of United States Marine Corps
January 23, 2013

    •  Largest order to date for newest AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft system
    •  Provides upgraded capabilities to lowest echelon of Marine Corps

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that NAVAIR’s Program Office for Navy & Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PMA-263), working collaboratively with the United States Army’s Counter-IED Program Office, awarded a contract on Sept. 21, 2012 for AeroVironment Wasp® AE small unmanned aircraft systems, initial spares packages, training services, and one year of contractor logistics support.  The PMA / Army team worked jointly to award the contract to PAR® Government Systems Corporation, which in turn secured the systems and services from AeroVironment for a total value of $12,032,430.  Delivery was scheduled to occur within four months of contract award.


United States Army Awards AeroVironment, Four Other Companies Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contract Worth Up To $248 Million
January 08, 2013

• Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract valued at up to $248 million supports small UAS requirements through December 2017
• Contract supports continued procurement and support of small unmanned aircraft systems for Army

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that the United States Army has selected it and four other companies to compete for future small UAS requirements under a new Firm Fixed-Price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $248 million maximum value.  The contract will enable the continued procurement of AeroVironment’s RQ-11B Raven and RQ-20A Puma AE systems as well as competing medium- and long-range small unmanned aircraft systems.


AeroVironment to Offer Tier II Vertical Takeoff and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System with Strategic Investment in CybAero AB
December 03, 2012

• AeroVironment™ secures exclusive rights to distribute larger, higher flying, longer endurance vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in United States, NATO and other countries
• AeroVironment will invest up to $3 million in CybAero convertible notes
• Agreement expands AeroVironment family of unmanned aircraft systems capabilities beyond hand-launched category to address market requirements


MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has entered into a strategic relationship with Sweden-based CybAero AB (NASDAQOMXS: CBA) to develop and distribute a Tier II vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system in response to unmet requirements from multiple customers.  The relationship gives AeroVironment exclusive rights to provide CybAero AB systems to United States customers and to government customers in NATO and other countries.  AeroVironment has agreed to purchase up to $3 million in convertible notes from CybAero to facilitate the company’s growth.


AeroVironment Introduces New Easy-to-Install and Moveable Home Electric Vehicle Charging Station
October 15, 2012

• Latest in EVSE-RS home charging line plugs into a dedicated 240 Volt outlet for easy installation
• Secure installation allows for use at a vacation home, second home or seamless relocation to a new home
• Now available for immediate delivery at Amazon.com

MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the expansion of its popular EVSE-RS home charging product line with the introduction of its new EVSE-RS Plug-In, which easily and securely plugs into a dedicated 240 volt outlet, eliminating the need to hardwire the charging station into the home. The station is SAE-J1772 compliant and recharges all battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV) incorporating the SAE standard. 


AeroVironment Receives $16.5 Million of Funding from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with Miniature Gimbaled Payload
September 05, 2012

• Total projected value of contract action is $65.9 million; $32.3 million in funding for orders received to date
• Payload integrates an electro-optical and infrared video sensor for improved tracking capabilities
• Modular payload compatible with existing RavenⓇ systems

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it received $16,472,298 in additional funding to perform on Aug. 10, 2012 from the United States Army under a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191.  The company announced the initial $15.8 million funding of that contract action on June 1, 2012. The overall contract action includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget.  Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by June 30, 2013.


Aloha Petroleum Unveils First Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers at Hawaii Gas Stations
July 11, 2012

**AeroVironment DC Fast Chargers Easily Accessible for Electric Vehicle Drivers**

• EV fast chargers accessible to the public at three convenient Aloha and Shell gas stations on Oahu
• Vehicles can fully charge in less than 30 minutes with fast chargers
• Free charging for EV owners for a limited time

HONOLULU, July 11, 2012—Now there’s more than one way to refuel at Aloha Island Mart and Shell stations on Oahu. Today, AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) and Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. unveiled Electric Vehicle (EV) DC fast chargers at three locations across the island:

• Aloha Island Mart Kahala   (4339 Waialae Ave.)
• Aloha Island Mart Waipio-Gentry (94-826 Ukee St.)
• Kailua Shell (434 Kuulei Rd.)
For a limited time, electric vehicles equipped with a CHAdeMO fast-charging outlet, such as on some models of the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, can be charged for free at these Aloha stations. CHAdeMO is short for “CHArge de Move"or “charge for moving.” DC fast chargers can deliver a full charge to a nearly depleted EV battery in less than 30 minutes.


Danish Armed Forces Select AeroVironment’s Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
June 12, 2012

• $9.6 million contract awarded by Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization following competitive review

• Follows first $2.4 million Danish Army order for Raven B systems in 2007

PARIS, at Eurosatory, June 12, 2012—The Danish Acquisition and Logistics Organization today announced at Eurosatory it has awarded AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) a firm fixed-price order of $9.6 million to supply the Danish Armed Forces with the company’s Puma AE® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  AeroVironment was selected following a competitive evaluation.


Swedish Defence Materiel Administration Orders AeroVironment Puma AE and Wasp Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
June 11, 2012

• Swedish Army adopts “Family of Systems” approach with AeroVironment small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

• Adds to more than one dozen international customers for AeroVironment small UAS

PARIS, At Eurosatory, June 11, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) has received a firm fixed-price order for 12 hybrid small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Färsvarets Materielverk) on behalf of the Swedish Army.


AeroVironment Receives $15.8 Million Initial Order from United States Army for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, New Payload
June 01, 2012

• Total projected value of contract action is $65.9 million
• Includes first order for miniature gimbaled payload integrating an electro-optical and infrared video sensor for improved tracking capabilities
• Modular payload compatible with existing Raven®
systems

MONROVIA, Calif., June 1, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it received a $15,813,406 firm fixed-price authorization to perform on May 22, 2012 from the United States Army as the initial portion of a contract action with a total projected value of $65,889,191.  The order includes RQ-11B Raven systems, new miniature gimbaled payloads and initial spares packages, and is funded from the Army’s fiscal 2012 procurement budget.  Delivery of systems, spares and payloads is scheduled for completion by April 30, 2013.


West Coast Electric Highway Expands to Washington, Now Extends to Canadian Border
May 30, 2012

• Ten new electric vehicle (EV) charging sites from AeroVironment added along Interstate 5 and U.S. Route 2
• AeroVironment to provide free charging to EV owners for a limited time

BELLINGHAM, Wash., May 30, 2012—The border-to-border vision of the West Coast Electric Highway moves closer to becoming a reality today with the opening of new EV charging sites, extending the highway to the Canadian border and opening it to electric vehicle (EV) drivers from both countries.


AeroVironment to Deploy Small Unmanned Aircraft for Federal Communications Commission Post-Disaster Communications Demonstration
May 24, 2012

• Small unmanned aircraft systems to demonstrate broadband network and long distance communications link for the FCC Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture Notice of Inquiry proceeding
• Multiple demonstrations planned using AeroVironment’s Digital Data Link and off-the-shelf communications payloads

MONROVIA, Calif., May 24, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it will employ its small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to demonstrate aerial communications capabilities for the Federal Communications Commission’s Deployable Aerial Communications Architecture (DACA) Notice of Inquiry (NOI) proceeding.  The DACA NOI is examining the ability to re-establish communications rapidly using aerial platform technology following a natural or man-made disaster that renders existing communications networks unusable.


U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $5.1 Million Order for Switchblade Loitering Munition Systems and Services
May 23, 2012

• Order definitizes previously announced Switchblade Agile Munition Systems and services contract
• Adds to prior $4.9 million order for a total value of $10 million


MONROVIA, Calif., May 23, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced it received a contract modification effective March 20, 2012 from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems (CCWS), Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS).  The $5,108,160 modification to the existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training.  AeroVironment will work with ATK (NYSE: ATK), its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems.


AeroVironment Introduces Digital Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft System, Announces U.S. Air Force Program Acceptance, $2.5 Million Order
May 22, 2012

• Next generation Wasp system adds all environment, enhanced payload and digital data link capabilities
• U.S. Air Force accepts Wasp AE for BATMAV Program, places $2.5 million order


TAMPA, Fla., At SOFIC, May 22, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today introduced the Wasp AE™ small unmanned aircraft system and announced that it has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force for inclusion in its Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle (BATMAV) program.  Inclusion into the BATMAV program enabled the Air Force to place an order for Wasp AE systems valued at $2,447,949.


AeroVironment Prepares for Continued Growth, Creates Chief Operating Officer Position and Promotes Tom Herring to Role
May 08, 2012

• Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Tim Conver to focus on long-term growth planning, strategy and value creation
• Senior Vice President Tom Herring to focus on execution of annual operating plan and operational excellence
• Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Deputy General Manager Roy Minson promoted to general manager, UAS


MONROVIA, Calif., May 8, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced a realignment of its senior management team to support its growth plans.  The company promoted Senior Vice President and UAS General Manager Tom Herring to the newly established position of chief operating officer.  Herring will focus on the planning and execution of the company’s annual operating plan and on operational excellence.


AeroVironment Wins Port of Seattle Contract for Electric Ground Support Equipment Fast Charge Systems at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
May 07, 2012

• Contract for PosiCharge systems valued at up to $8.8 million through 2014

• Multi-port charging systems provide for common use among different airlines, ground handlers, service vehicles and battery types

LOS ANGELES, at Electric Vehicle Symposium 26, May 7, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the Port of Seattle has awarded the company a contract valued up to $8.8 million through 2014 to supply its PosiCharge™ electric Ground Support Equipment (eGSE) fast charge systems to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.


U.S. Marine Corps Places $3.6 Million Order for AeroVironment RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
April 30, 2012

MONROVIA, Calif., April 30, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $3,653,519 on March 15, 2012 from the United States Marine Corps through an existing U.S. Army contract.  The order includes RQ-11B Raven™ small unmanned aircraft systems and initial spares packages. The systems and spares were scheduled for delivery before April 17, 2012.


U.S. Army Places $20.4 Million Order for AeroVironment RQ-20A Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
April 20, 2012

• Puma production milestone achieved with 1,000th air vehicle
• United States Air Force assigns Mission Design Series designation RQ-20A to Puma AE system

MONROVIA, Calif., April 20, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $20,430,433 from the U.S. Army for RQ-20A Puma AE® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) on March 27, 2012. The Puma AE systems will provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities for security, route clearance operations and overall battle space awareness to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.  Delivery is scheduled within 30 days.

 


U.S. Marine Corps First to Procure Four Different AeroVironment Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems with $5.5 Million RQ-20A Puma Order
April 20, 2012

• First Puma system order for Marine Corps
• Follows procurement of RQ-14 Dragon Eye, RQ-11B Raven and Wasp small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

MONROVIA, Calif., April 20, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the U.S. Marine Corps is the first military service to adopt four different small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) from the company with the receipt of a firm fixed-price order valued at $5,558,479 for the RQ-20A Puma AE™ through an existing U.S. Army contract.  Delivery is scheduled within two weeks


U.S. Air Force Places $2.4 Million Order for AeroVironment Puma AE Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
April 18, 2012
  • First Puma system order for Air Force
  • Adds to RQ-11B Raven and Wasp small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) procured by Air Force

MONROVIA, Calif., April 18, 2012—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced it received a firm fixed-price order valued at $2,431,440 on April 5, 2012 from the U.S. Air Force for Puma AE® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) through an existing U.S. Army contract.  Delivery is scheduled within two weeks.


AeroVironment Unveils Modular Gimbaled Sensor Payload on RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System
April 02, 2012
  • Improves situational awareness for Raven system operators
  • Delivers higher visual fidelity and improved target tracking
  • One of four products in AeroVironment’s new Mantis suite of gimbaled payloads for unmanned aircraft systems and other applications

NASHVILLE, at Army Aviation Association of America, April 2, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today unveiled a new miniature gimbaled sensor payload on the battle-proven RQ-11B Raven small unmanned aircraft system at the Army Aviation Association of America Annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

 


Oregon DOT Selects AeroVironment for Electric Vehicle Chargers Stations Along Interstate 5
March 16, 2012

West Coast Electric Highway Helps Kick the Gas Habit With First Electric Vehicle Fast-Charging Stations Along Interstate 5

• “Fast” electric vehicle (EV) charging stations from AeroVironment now open along I-5 in Southern Oregon, enabling convenient long-distance electric vehicle travel
• AeroVironment will provide free charging to EV owners for a limited time


AeroVironment Receives $11.1 Million Order for RQ-11B Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Contract
March 12, 2012

MONROVIA, Calif., March 12, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it received a new $11,095,872 cost-plus-fixed-fee sole source contract award on March 1, 2012 from the United States Army. The order comprises Army, Marine Corps and Foreign Military Sales contractor logistics support for Raven systems. The logistics support services are scheduled to be delivered through Feb. 28, 2013.

“AeroVironment’s UAS logistics operation supports systems deployed worldwide to ensure a consistently high level of operational readiness,” said Tom Herring, senior vice president and general manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  “The Raven system continues to be an important asset for U.S. and allied armed forces.”


Mitsubishi Motors North America Adds AeroVironment's Turnkey Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Installation Solution to its Integrated EV Offering
February 24, 2012

Mitsubishi Motors North America Adds AeroVironment’s Turnkey Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Installation Solution to its Integrated EV Offering

• AeroVironment to deliver complete electric vehicle home recharging system, installation and warranty to Mitsubishi i drivers
• Site consultation fee waived for customers placing Mitsubishi i pre-order online


U.S. Air Force Awards AeroVironment $4.2 Million Order for Switchblade Loitering Munition System
February 15, 2012

MONROVIA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it recently received an order from the United States Air Force for Switchblade loitering munition systems and services. The $4,167,777 extension to an existing contract includes engineering services, operational Switchblade systems and operator training. AeroVironment will work with ATK (NYSE: ATK), its munition subcontractor, to produce and deliver the systems.


AeroVironment Secures Global Distribution Rights for Sentient's Target Detection Software for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
February 13, 2012

  •  AeroVironment becomes exclusive global distributor of Sentient’s Kestrel Land MTI Tier I automated target detection software for use with small unmanned aircraft systems
  •  Integration of Kestrel solution enhances AeroVironment small UAS capabilities

MONROVIA, Calif., and MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 13, 2012—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) and Australia-based Sentient today announced the signing of an exclusive global license agreement that allows AeroVironment to distribute Sentient’s automatic target detection software for full motion video for use with small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).


Power Technology Industry Executive Wahid Nawabi Joins AeroVironment as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Efficient Energy Systems Business Segment
December 13, 2011

• Senior Vice President Mike Bissonette Transitions to Deputy General Manager
• Bissonette will Focus on Enhancing Operational Performance

MONROVIA, Calif. Dec. 13, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that Wahid Nawabi, an experienced executive from the power technology industry, has joined the company as senior vice president and general manager of its Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segment.  AeroVironment’s board of directors approved Nawabi’s appointment as an officer of the company, effective immediately.


AeroVironment Introduces the Qube Small Unmanned Aircraft System for Public Safety Professionals; Announces Test and Evaluation Program
October 27, 2011

• First solution tailored to law enforcement, first response and other public safety missions from the leading supplier of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

• Based on proven small UAS experience with hundreds of thousands of operating hours supporting U.S. and allied armed forces

• Will be made available to select public safety agencies for testing and evaluation


MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today introduced the QubeTM portable UAS for use in public safety applications such as law enforcement and first response.  Small enough to fit easily in the trunk of a car, the Qube system can be unpacked, assembled and ready for flight in less than five minutes, giving the operator a rapidly deployable eye in the sky at a fraction of the cost of manned aircraft.


AeroVironment Receives $7.3 Million Order for Puma Unmanned Aircraft System Support Services
October 20, 2011

MONROVIA, Calif., Oct. 20, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it has received a $7,298,530 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the United States Army. This contract establishes a not-to-exceed amount for digital Puma™ All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) contractor logistics support services in support of a Joint Urgent Operational Need Statement.  The services are scheduled to be provided within the next 12 months.


AeroVironment Receives $6.9 Million Order from United States Air Force for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems
September 27, 2011

• Air Force to equip Security Forces with Raven systems
• Initial order supports training in preparation for broader deployment

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept 27, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a $6,874,175 firm-fixed-price order from the U.S. Air Force under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. The systems and spares packages are scheduled for delivery within the next several months.


AeroVironment Completes First Electric Vehicle Commercial Charging Station Installations in Hawaii
September 15, 2011

• Newly-installed electric vehicle charging stations at the Marriott Waikiki help address growing demand for sustainable tourism
• Upcoming installations planned for Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk and OHANA Waikiki East in Honolulu, Wailea Beach Marriott on Maui
• Solutions tailored for commercial, residential, recreational and transportation parking locations


AeroVironment Receives $16 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems Contractor Logistics Support
September 08, 2011

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a $15,909,962 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract order on September 1, 2011, under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises Army contractor logistics support for Raven systems. The logistics support services are scheduled to be delivered within the next several months.


U.S. Army Awards AeroVironment $4.9 Million Contract for Switchblade Agile Munition Systems and Services
September 01, 2011

• New, flexible capability for rapid response, high-precision low collateral damage strike is the result of years of development and testing

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that it received a contract on June 29 from the U.S. Army Close Combat Weapons Systems (CCWS), Program Executive Office Missiles and Space (PEO MS).  The $4,907,840 contract for the Switchblade agile munition includes engineering services and operational systems for deployment with the U.S. Army.


AeroVironment Introduces Shrike Vertical Take-off And Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System
August 30, 2011

• Adds VTOL, hover, perch and stare capability to battle-proven family of small unmanned aircraft systems (Raven, Wasp, Puma AE)
• Enables frontline military and non-military missions requiring vertical launches and landings without additional infrastructure
• Operated by AeroVironment’s common Ground Control System to ensure ease of use and acceptance
• Result of more than four years of DARPA-funded research and development to create a portable, stealthy, persistent perch and stare capability

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today introduced its lightweight and man-portable Shrike VTOL™ unmanned aircraft system.

In August 2008 AeroVironment announced the receipt of a contract from DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) to develop a portable, stealthy, persistent perch and stare (SP2S) unmanned aircraft system.  Shrike VTOL represents the conclusion of this development effort.


Oregon DOT Selects AeroVironment for Electric Vehicle Chargers
August 18, 2011

22 fast-chargers will be sited throughout northwest Oregon

SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has selected AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to supply, install, operate and maintain twenty-two (22) electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging stations along major transportation corridors and travel destinations in northwest Oregon. Site review and selection is commencing and construction is scheduled to be complete by December 2012. Funding for the project came from a $2 million U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant.


AeroVironment Receives $65 Million Order for Digital Puma Unmanned Aircraft Systems
August 16, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011, at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) North America Conference - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract delivery order valued at $65,532,394 for new digital Puma® All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and initial spares packages. The items were procured through the existing United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed over the next several months.


Washington Selects AeroVironment to Light Up Nation's First Electric Highway
July 13, 2011

Electric vehicle charging stations coming to I-5 and US 2 in next six months

OLYMPIA, Wash.—Within six months, drivers will be recharging their electric vehicles, like the Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, along Washington’s Electric Highways. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) selected Monrovia, Calif.-based AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) to transform Interstate 5 and US 2 into the premier interstates of the 21st century, serving the latest generation of electric cars.


AeroVironment Achieves UL Certification for Full Line of Electric Vehicle Charging Systems to Address Nation's EV Infrastructure Needs
July 11, 2011

MONROVIA, Calif., July 11, 2011—AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that with the recent certification of its EV fast charging system, it now has received certification and listing from the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for six groundbreaking electric vehicle (EV) charging systems, a significant milestone for the expanding EV industry.  UL is one of the most widely recognized independent product safety certification organizations in the world.


Oregon Department of Transportation Selects AeroVironment to Build First Phase of West Coast "Green Highway" Along Interstate 5
June 01, 2011
  • AeroVironment to select locations and install its Level 3 Fast Charging Stations along I-5 Corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley.
  • Drivers will be able to charge their electric vehicles in minutes as they travel along a key Oregon highway.

MONROVIA, Calif., June 1, 2011 - AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has been selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODoT) to install its high-power Level 3 electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations along the I-5 corridor from the California state line to the Willamette Valley. This is the beginning of the “Green Highway” a vision for safe and consistent charging infrastructure spanning the West Coast, allowing EV drivers to travel with confidence from San Diego to Vancouver, B.C.


AeroVironment Receives $8.4 Million Order for Digital Raven® Systems
May 24, 2011

• U.S. Army continues Raven® system procurement toward total acquisition objective of 2,358 systems
• Raven described as “most accessible, responsive and field expedient UAV and ISR instrument” in recent article

MONROVIA, Calif., May 24, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract order valued at $8,373,995 under a follow-on contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) and initial spares packages.


BMW Group Selects AeroVironment To Provide Electric Vehicle Charging Solution For BMW ActiveE Introduction in Major U.S. Cities
May 18, 2011

• AeroVironment to provide home charging system, installation and warranty to BMW drivers, as well as full BMW dealer support
• AeroVironment EVSE-RS charger to fully charge ActiveE within four to five hours from fully discharged state


TXU Energy and City of McKinney Launch Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network
May 16, 2011

• AeroVironment partners with TXU Energy to provide multiple charging stations for electric vehicle drivers in McKinney, Texas
• TXU Energy funds the purchase and installation of AeroVironment’s UL listed EVSE-CS

McKinney, Texas, May 16, 2011 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced today that it has been selected by TXU Energy to deploy electric vehicle (EV) charging stations to support a public charging network in the Dallas Metro-plex area beginning with a historic installation in the City of McKinney.  TXU Energy CEO Jim Burke and the mayor of McKinney, Brian Loughmiller announced the new charging network at an event in front of the McKinney Public Library where the first of four charging stations was installed.


AeroVironment, Inc. Receives $11.5 Million Order for Digital Puma Systems and Training Service
April 21, 2011

• Puma demonstrating effectiveness in theater
• Order includes systems, initial spares and training services

MONROVIA, Calif., April 21, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract delivery order valued at $11,500,000 for new digital Puma‚ All Environment (AE) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), initial spares packages and training services on April 11, 2011. The items were procured under the existing United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Deliveries are scheduled to be completed over the next several months.


AeroVironment, Inc. Receives $14.8 Million Order for Digital Raven® Retrofit Kits
April 12, 2011

MONROVIA, Calif., April 12, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received a firm-fixed-price contract order valued at $14,773,816 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army. The order comprises digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) retrofit kits. Work is scheduled to be completed by December 2011.


NRG Energy Selects AeroVironment to Expand eVgoSM Electric Vehicle Charging “Ecosystem” to Dallas/Fort Worth Area
April 08, 2011

• AeroVironment to provide comprehensive EV charging solution to support Dallas/Fort Worth EV drivers
• First fast charging station in Texas to be unveiled today
• NRG Energy and AeroVironment plan to install 70 “Freedom” Stations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by the end of 2012

DALLAS, April 8, 2011 – AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that it has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NRG) to expand the privately funded, comprehensive eVgoSM electric vehicle (EV) charging “ecosystem” launched first in Houston to EV drivers in the Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) market, the fourth-largest metropolitan area by population in America.  The ecosystem is an integrated network of charging products, services and payment plans that helps make EVs practical for drivers.  NRG selected AeroVironment to provide home and public charging systems, installation services, energy usage monitoring and payment and subscription solutions in support of the Houston and DFW ecosystems. The companies plan to inaugurate the DFW expansion today at a ribbon-cutting event in Dallas hosted by NRG’s president and CEO David Crane and featuring AeroVironment’s chairman and CEO Tim Conver.


AeroVironment Global Observer Experiences Mishap During Extended Duration Flight Testing
April 01, 2011

• No injuries or damage to other property reported during envelope expansion flight testing
• Investigation Board will be convened to probe cause and provide details of mishap

MONROVIA, Calif., April 1, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that the Global Observer unmanned air vehicle undergoing flight test envelope expansion at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California experienced a mishap at 2:30 am Pacific Daylight Time today, approximately 18 hours into its ninth test flight.  There are no reports of injury or damage to other property.


State of Hawaii Selects AeroVironment to Deploy up to 320 Public Electric Vehicle Charging Docks in Support of Clean Energy Goal
March 18, 2011

• AV to partner with Hawaiian Electric Company, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association

• Program includes deploying electric vehicle infrastructure statewide, collecting and analyzing charging data to study impact on electricity distribution and providing public outreach and educational programs to promote EV growth

HONOLULU, First Hawaiian International Auto Show, March 18, 2011 – Hawaii Lt. Governor Brian Schatz today announced that AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) has been selected to help lead the way to a cleaner transportation future through an $820,000 contract from the Hawaii EV Ready Grants Program.  The contract will fund the deployment of up to 320 AeroVironment 240-volt electric vehicle (EV) charging docks throughout the islands.  Once deployment is completed, Hawaii will have one of the nation’s first statewide public charging networks supporting electric vehicle drivers.


AeroVironment Develops World's First Fully Operational Life-Size Hummingbird-Like Unmanned Aircraft for DARPA
February 17, 2011

• Two-wing, Flapping Aircraft Hovers and Flies in Any Direction
• Total Weight of Two-thirds of an Ounce Includes Batteries and Video Camera

WASHINGTON, at AAAS Conference, Feb. 17, 2011—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)(NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced it has accomplished a technical milestone never before achieved—controlled precision hovering and fast-forward flight of a two-wing, flapping wing aircraft that carries its own energy source, and uses only the flapping wings for propulsion and control.


AeroVironment Begins Shipment and Completes First Installations of Residential Smart Charging Systems
February 14, 2011

• 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.


Milbank Manufacturing Selects AV’s Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions for National Distribution
February 01, 2011

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.


AeroVironment Receives $7.8 Million Order for Raven UAS Digital Module Upgrade Kits
January 31, 2011

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.


Global Observer, AeroVironment's Extreme Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System, Achieves Historic First Hydrogen-Powered Flight
January 11, 2011

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.


AeroVironment Receives $46.2 Million Order for Raven UAS and Digital Retrofit Kits
December 28, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Receives $4.9 Million Order from the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services
December 08, 2010

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.


NRG Energy Selects AV to Build the Nation’s First Privately-Funded EV Charging “Ecosystem”
November 18, 2010

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.


AV Receives Frost & Sullivan’s N.A. Customer Service Leadership Award for EV Charging
November 03, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Receives $17.2 Million Order for 
Digital Puma Training and Support
November 02, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Receives $7.2 Million Order for Digital Puma Systems and Training Services
October 26, 2010

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.


AeroVironment's Global Observer Stratospheric Unmanned Aircraft System Completes Initial Flight Testing
October 25, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Home EV Charging Station Receives Underwriters Laboratories Listing
September 09, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Receives $35.3 Million Order for Digital Puma Unmanned Aircraft Systems
August 31, 2010

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.


AeroVironment Hires Joel Hirsch As Vice President Of Strategic Operations
August 22, 2010

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.


AeroVironment’“s Stratospheric Global Observer Unmanned Aircraft System Makes First Flight
August 14, 2010

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.


Global Observer Unmanned Aircraft System Successfully Completes Wing Load Tests
August 11, 2010

Key Milestone Achieved in Development and Testing of First Unmanned Aircraft System to Offer Seamless Persistence Without Latitude Restrictions

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV)  announced that a full size wing developed as part of the Global Observer® Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD) program has successfully completed a series of Wing Load Tests (WLT) in support of the Global Observer flight test program.


AeroVironment, Inc. Statement on Department of Justice Civil Investigation
June 25, 2010

MONROVIA, Calif., June 25, 2010—- AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) noted in its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on June 25, 2010 that it is currently cooperating with an investigation by the Civil Fraud Section of the United States Department of Justice with respect to certain of its billing practices.


AeroVironment’s Global Observer Unmanned Aircraft System Completes Key Ground Tests
May 25, 2010

Customer-Funded Development Program Proceeding Toward Flight Test Phase of First Unmanned Aircraft System Offering True “Unblinking Eye”

MONROVIA, Calif., May 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 key ground tests in preparation for flight testing.  The joint Department of Defense, NASA and AV team successfully performed ground vibration, structural and taxi tests at Edwards Air Force Base (EAFB) in California.  AV developed and fabricated Aircraft 1 in its dedicated manufacturing facility located in Southern California and shipped it to EAFB in December 2009.


AeroVironment Receives $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services
May 12, 2010

AeroVironment Receives $11.2 Million Order for Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Services

MONROVIA, Calif., May 12, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced it received an order valued at $11,198,967 under an existing contract with the U.S. Army.  The order comprises 63 new digital Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), services supporting the Army’s evaluation of the small UAS Family of Systems concept and additional engineering services.


AeroVironment Hires Roy Minson as VP of Business Development and Deputy General Manager for UAS
April 22, 2010

AeroVironment Hires Roy Minson as Vice President of Business Development and Deputy General Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

MONROVIA, Calif., April 21, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Roy Minson, formerly an executive with SAIC and The Boeing Company, has joined AeroVironment as vice president of business development and deputy general manager of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) segment.


AeroVironment Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer
March 31, 2010

MONROVIA, Calif., March 31, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the resignation of Stephen C. Wright from his position as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective March 31, 2010. Wright is leaving AV to pursue other business opportunities.


AeroVironment Names John Grabowsky Chief Technology Officer And Tom Herring Senior Vice President
March 05, 2010

AeroVironment Names John Grabowsky Chief Technology Officer and Tom Herring Senior Vice President/General Manager, Unmanned Aircraft Systems

MONROVIA, Calif., March 5, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today appointed Tom Herring as senior vice president and general manager of AV’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) business segment and John Grabowsky as AV’s first chief technology officer, a role that will span the company’s UAS and Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segments. Grabowsky previously served as executive vice president and general manager of UAS.


AeroVironment Receives $37.9 Million In Orders For Digital Raven UAS, Digital Retrofit Kits
February 23, 2010

AeroVironment Receives $37.9 Million in Orders for Digital Raven Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Digital Retrofit Kits, Support Services

Orders Represent Initial Portion of Raven Funding from United States Department of Defense Fiscal 2010 Budget

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2010—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) announced that it received firm fixed-price orders valued at $20,731,992 for digital Raven; unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and digital retrofit kits, and $17,141,648 for Raven system spare parts, repairs and training services for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The Raven system and retrofit order represents a portion of the $121 million appropriated for RQ-11 Raven system procurement in the 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which was signed into law in December 2009.  The balance of government fiscal 2010 procurement funding that is anticipated to be converted into orders is proceeding through the procurement process.  Typically the organizations responsible for administering this program retain a portion of approved funding to pay for program expenses and government furnished equipment.


Zero to 80 Percent in 15 minutes: New Benchmark for EV Fast-charging
January 28, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 26, 2010—Electric vehicle manufacturer THINK today announced that it will work with AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) (AV), a leading developer and supplier of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, to pursue demonstration and commercial projects using AV’s level III fast-charge system and the THINK City electric vehicle.  The projects will be designed to jump-start the development of fast-charge infrastructure in the United States.



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