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WSJ: FAA Gives Approval To BP To Use Commercial Drones

June 10, 2014

AeroVironment Aircraft Will Capture, Analyze Data at Prudhoe Bay Operations. The effort, which began Sunday, marks the first routine commercial drone flights approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, and comes amid growing excitement about the commercial market for unmanned aircraft.

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Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Could be First in State to Use Drones

May 30, 2014

In just a few months, the Ventura County Sheriff’s department could become the first law enforcement agency in the state to deploy an unmanned aircraft operationally, with FAA approval.

Soaring over the Ventura River bottom is a new tool in training, locating a downed hiker, a suspicious device, a suspect on the run.

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Eyes In The Sky

May 02, 2014

The primary mission of the Raven is to reach remote areas of base difficult to access otherwise. "It's extremely beneficial, especially to help the fire department," said Hawkinson. "I can use this to direct them to fires that are not easily accessible by foot, and I can provide them with a photo of the scene and precise coordinates, as well as maintain aerial surveillance and give them real-time updates over the radio."

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Ready, Set, Charge! Mt. Hood National Forest Welcomes 1st Electric Vehicle Charging Station

April 15, 2014

Oregon, home to the nation’s first border-to-border electric highway, continues its emergence as the ultimate travel destination for electric vehicle (EV) drivers. The Forest Service, the Oregon Department of Transportation and their partners recently unveiled America’s first EV fast-charger installed on U.S. Forest Service land and at a ski resort.

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AeroVironment’s Puma AE is Used by NOAA to Conduct Fish Population Surveys

April 07, 2014

Off the coast of Georgia last week, researchers and pilots from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tested the ability of a small unmanned aircraft — a drone — to conduct fish population surveys. Watch now.

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Bloomberg TV: AeroVironment Presents the Sunny Side of Drones

April 03, 2014

AeroVironment VP of Marketing and Communications Steve Gitlin discusses the drone that runs on solar power and stays in the air longer. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock."

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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.   -> View More

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NBC News: Robots, Drones and Subs: Where Should the Military Invest?

February 25, 2014

Unmanned systems have an incredible amount of potential.

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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.   -> View More

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Grand Forks Sheriff Using Technology To Study Accident Scenes

February 16, 2014

While emergency responders worked at the scene of a deadly crash on Grand Forks’ South Columbia Road about a week ago, a small unmanned aircraft quietly floated overhead. It was taking photos to help investigators reconstruct the events that led up to the accident, according to Lt. Dwight Love of the Grand Forks Police Department. They would otherwise have to bring in a crane or a helicopter to get such photos.

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