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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment, Inc. Appoints Catharine Merigold to Board of Directors

August 06, 2015
• Venture capitalist and operating executive brings broad technology experience in consumer services, software, hardware and cybersecurity

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced that Catharine Merigold has been appointed to its board of directors, effective July 31, 2015. Merigold brings to AeroVironment more than 20 years of venture capital and finance management experience and has spent her career helping turn new technologies into high-growth businesses, including as founder and current managing partner of Vista Ventures, an early state venture capital firm. Merigold will serve on the board’s Audit Committee.   -> View More

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AeroVironment Appoints Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer

July 07, 2015
MONROVIA, Calif., July 7, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Cook succeeds Teresa Covington, who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 5, 2015. Teresa will remain Vice President, Finance. The company’s announcement follows an extensive search conducted by the Board of Directors, with the assistance of a leading global executive search firm, to identify a new chief financial officer.   -> View More

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Australian Defence Force Commences Training Exercises with AeroVironment’s RQ-12 Wasp AE Small Unmanned Aircraft System

June 17, 2015
• Allied forces increasingly deploying AeroVironment’s small unmanned aircraft systems
• Wasp AE delivers real-time ISR, on demand, for infantry, littoral or maritime reconnaissance operations

PARIS, At Paris Air Show, June 17, 2015 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) this month received and began training exercises with the company’s RQ-12 Wasp® AE small unmanned aircraft system.

ADF placed an AUD $7.7 million order on Dec. 22, 2014 as part of an Army Soldier Modernization Trial procurement. AeroVironment received the order from XTEK Limited on behalf of the ADF.   -> View More

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AeroVironment and Recargo Introduce PlugShare’s Convenient In-App Payment Option, Pay With PlugShare, to Access the West Coast Electric Highway’s Fast Charging Network

June 16, 2015
• Access and pay for AeroVironment’s DC fast chargers and Level 2 charging stations in Oregon and Washington from the PlugShare mobile app
• Fast charging for $7.50 per session, Level 2 charging for $4.00 per session; unlimited charging available directly from AeroVironment
• The PlugShare mobile app is available on Apple App Store and Google Play

MONROVIA, Calif., June 16, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Recargo, developer of PlugShare, the most extensive map of electric vehicle charging stations, today introduced a new easy payment option for EV drivers charging on the West Coast Electric Highway fast charging network in Oregon and Washington.   -> View More

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Aviation Week Honors Top Performers

June 16, 2015
The winners of Aviation Week's Top-Performing Companies study were recognized Tuesday at Aviation Week Network’s Paris Air Show chalet.   -> View More

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California’s Commercial Drone Industry Is Taking Off

June 14, 2015

"We think the commercial market has a chance to be much larger," said Steven Gitlin, a spokesman for AeroVironment Inc., the largest supplier of small drones to the military.

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems Enable Tactical ISR

May 28, 2015

The U.S. Department of Defense's fleet of unmanned aircraft systems enables tactical intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) - without endangering military personnel and at a lower cost than manned aircraft.

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2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid To Include AeroVironment TurboCord Dual (120-Volt/240-Volt) Portable Charger As Standard Equipment

May 19, 2015
• First plug-in hybrid to include 240-volt Level 2 charging as part of standard package
• TurboCord makes charging convenient and easy

MONROVIA, Calif., May 19, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the portable TurboCord™ Dual (120V/240V) charger will come standard with the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, which will debut later this year. The Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine is the world’s first seven passenger plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).   -> View More

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AeroVironment Seeks To Grow Switchblade Missile Business

May 08, 2015

The manufacturer that has supplied most of the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) the U.S. military uses also has a tactical missile systems business. AeroVironment’s Switchblade is an expendable, “backpackable” UAS with an explosive warhead that can be flown into targets. It can be configured for other missions and scaled to larger sizes, attributes AeroVironment hopes to exploit to build the business

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AeroVironment, Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Changes to Drive Operational Excellence and Long-Term Growth

April 30, 2015
• Wahid Nawabi promoted to chief operating officer
• Roy Minson to lead strategy for commercial UAS market entry
• Kirk Flittie and Kenneth Karklin promoted to general manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Efficient Energy Systems business segments, respectively

MONROVIA, Calif., April 30, 2015 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the appointment of Senior Vice President Wahid Nawabi as the company’s chief operating officer, effective immediately. Nawabi served as general manager of the company’s Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segment since 2011 and also led the company’s integrated engineering and operations functional organizations for the past year. Nawabi will continue to report to the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Tim Conver. The general managers of the company’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and EES business segments now report to Nawabi.   -> View More

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