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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.


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 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.


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’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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.

 


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.”


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).


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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 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’“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’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 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 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.


AeroVironment Receives $23.9 Million Order For Army & Marine Corps Digital Raven Systems And Kits
December 21, 2009

AeroVironment Receives $23.9 Million Order for Army and Marine Corps Digital Raven Systems and Digital Upgrade Kits

MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2009—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that it received a $23,926,917 firm fixed-price order under an existing contract. This contract modification comprises digital Raven systems and kits to upgrade existing analog Raven® systems currently being used by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps with AV’s digital data link.


AeroVironment’s Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Military Aircraft Type-Classification
November 03, 2009

AeroVironment’s Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate from the Netherlands Military Aviation Authority Certification Permits Operation of Raven in Dutch National Airspace by the Military

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 3, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the Military Aviation Authority of the Netherlands (MLA-NLD) has issued a Military Type Certificate (MTC) for the Raven® B NLD MUAS, the first such certificate issued in the Netherlands in the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle category. This certificate permits Dutch military personnel to operate Raven systems in designated Dutch airspace.


DARPA Awards AeroVironment Phase II Contract Extension for Nano Air Vehicle Development Program
June 26, 2009

AV Achieves Technical Milestone: Controlled Hovering Flight of NAV UAS with Two Flapping Wings

MONROVIA, Calif., July 1, 2009—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) was awarded a Phase II contract extension in April from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build a flying prototype for the Nano Air Vehicle (NAV) program.  As part of this program AV has accomplished a technical milestone never before achieved:  the controlled hovering flight of an air vehicle system with two flapping wings that carries its own energy source and uses only the flapping wings for propulsion and control.


AV’s Raven Small UAS Achieves 30-Hour Persistent Surveillance in Demonstration with U.S. Army
April 01, 2009

MONROVIA, Calif., April 1, 2009 - The U.S. Army Product Manager for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) and AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) recently conducted a continuous 30-hour demonstration of persistent surveillance of a point target using AV’s RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft system. The demonstration at Camp Roberts, Calif. followed an inquiry from Pentagon officials regarding the potential for AV’s Raven small UAS to perform low-cost, tactically relevant persistent surveillance.


AeroVironment Launches Production of Its New Digital Data Link with $16.8 Million Order
February 10, 2009

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 9, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) has received an order from the U.S. Army valued at $16,758,776 for the production of 50 new Raven® (RQ-11B) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) equipped with AV’s Digital Data Link (DDL). Announced by the U.S. Army on January 22, 2009, this production order was issued under an existing contract and includes initial spares packages and DDL retrofit kits for 206 existing Raven® systems. The introduction of AV’s DDL follows several years of internally funded research and development in addition to a $7.6 million contract awarded in October 2008 for the completion of R&D activities.


AeroVironment Awarded $41.7 Million Contract Option for Raven® Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Support Services
February 04, 2009

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2009 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the U.S. Army has ordered additional RQ-11B Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated services for its fiscal year 2009 requirements by the exercise of an option under an existing contract. Each Raven® system typically consists of three aircraft, two ground control stations, and spares. The aggregate order value is $41.7 million and is fully funded.


AeroVironment's Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System Receives Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate from the Italian Ministry of Defense
December 15, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the General Directorate for Aircraft Weapon Systems (MoD - Italy) has issued a Military Aircraft Type-Classification Certificate for the Raven B unmanned aircraft system, the first such certificate issued in Italy in the Micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle category.  This certificate permits Italian military personnel to fly Raven in Italy’s national airspace.


AeroVironment Receives $4.6 Million in DARPA Funding to Develop Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare UAS Based on Wasp
August 20, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., August 20, 2008—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) announces the receipt of $4.6 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) capable of performing “hover/perch and stare” missions.  The Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare (SP2S) UAS is based on AV’s small Wasp UAS, a one-pound, 29-inch wingspan battery-powered air vehicle that is being procured and deployed by both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps.


AeroVironment Awarded U.S. Special Operations Command All Environment Capable Variant Small UAS Contract
July 02, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., July 2, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ; AVAV) today announced the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has selected Puma AE as its All Environment Capable Variant (AECV) solution to the Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) requirement. The one-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with four one-year options, has a maximum value of $200,000,000, and provides for the purchase of aircraft, ground control systems, spares, repairs and training under a combination firm fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost reimbursable arrangement. The initial delivery order is valued at $6 million and is fully funded.


Netherlands Ministry of Defence Selects AeroVironment's Raven Small UAS
May 30, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., May 30, 2008—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that The Netherlands Ministry of Defence, acting through its Defense Materiel Organization (DMO), has awarded AV a contract for RQ-11B (Raven) small unmanned aircraft systems.  The order includes new aircraft systems as well as training, logistics support, and airworthiness certification.  Each Raven system typically consists of three aircraft, a ground control station, a remote video terminal, system spares, and related services.  The total award value is $7.7 million and is fully funded.


AeroVironment Puma Small UAS Achieves Record Flight of Over Nine Hours Using Fuel Cell Battery Hybrid System
March 06, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., March 6, 2008—AeroVironment (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems, today announced that it has flown its Puma small unmanned aircraft for over nine hours, powered by an onboard fuel cell battery hybrid energy storage system. This broke the previous announced Puma flight record of over seven hours.  A two-camera payload system provided a live, streaming video feed from the Puma, the largest of AV’s portfolio of small unmanned aircraft systems that also includes Raven and Wasp. The nine-hour flight duration more than triples the duration of Puma’s standard battery-only operation.


AeroVironment Awarded $45.8 Million Contract Option for Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Support Services
February 07, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2008—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, today announced that the U.S. Army has ordered additional RQ-11B (Raven) small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and associated services by the exercise of an option under an existing contract.  Each Raven system typically consists of three aircraft, a ground control station, system spares, and related services.  The total award value is $45.8 million and is fully funded.


USAF Approves BATMAV System with AeroVironment’s Wasp III Micro Air Vehicle for Full Rate Production
January 04, 2008

MONROVIA, Calif., Jan. 3, 2008 - AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, today announced that the United States Air Force BATMAV (Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle) program has received Milestone C approval and authorization for Full Rate Production. The BATMAV program achieved these two significant milestones under the rigors of the United States Department of Defense 5000 Acquisition process in just over 11 months from contract award. The Air Force selected AV’s Wasp III as the micro air vehicle (MAV) for its BATMAV Program in December 2006.


AeroVironment Awarded Contract for Development of Global Observer Stratospheric Unmanned Aircraft System
September 26, 2007

MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2007—AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and efficient electric energy systems, today announced that it has received a contract from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the development and military utility assessment of its Global Observer unmanned aircraft system (UAS).  This contract initiates a Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstration, or JCTD.  The JCTD is sponsored by multiple U.S. government organizations.  The contract calls for the development of up to three Global Observer aircraft over the next three years to demonstrate the ability to operate in the stratosphere for up to 7 days without landing.  The basic contract, which will be funded under a cost-plus fixed-fee arrangement, provides for the development and delivery of the initial Global Observer aircraft, and is valued at approximately $57 million.  The contract also includes options for the development and delivery of up to two additional Global Observer aircraft, resulting in a potential contract value of $108 million.


War on Terrorism Boosts Deployment of Mini-UAVs As featured in “Aviation Week & Space Technology”
July 09, 2002

Small man-portable reconnaissance drones are finally seeing action as the war on terrorism brings home ground troops’ need to see over the next hill.



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