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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Army secures continued support for its fleet of Puma Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance (LRRS) and Raven Medium Range Mobile (MRM) UAS
  • Raven and Puma continue to support US Army soldiers with critical situational awareness anywhere, anytime
  • Sustainment of Raven and Puma fleets ensures operational readiness

MONROVIA, Calif., July 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) announced that on April 10, 2018 the United States Army selected the Company and six other suppliers for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment under a five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The seven awardees will compete for LRRS and MRM UAS, Tactical Open Architecture Controller system and spare and repair parts procurement task orders over the duration of the contract.The maximum value of the contract is $248 million over five years.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • New space endeavor draws on company’s unique and diverse history of innovation and high-altitude drone flight experience
  • Drone prototypes have passed rigorous tests in simulated Mars atmosphere
  • Final Mars-bound helicopter now in production at JPL

MONROVIA, Calif., July 3, 2018 – What does a company do when its trailblazing and diverse innovations for nearly half a century have redefined how the world drives and flies? When its many technological “firsts” include the first practical electric car, flying the Nano Hummingbird drone, record-setting, solar-powered aircraft flights in near space, and reshaping the battlefield with portable, hand-held, tactical drones and loitering munitions?

It takes on another world.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

MONROVIA, Calif., July 3, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, today announced that on June 29, 2018 it completed the previously announced divestiture of its Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business to Webasto Group. The purchaser paid the Company $32 million in cash at closing, which excludes a holdback amount of $6.5 million, and remains subject to certain post-closing adjustments, and the purchaser assumed certain liabilities. The holdback amount will be payable to the company upon the receipt of certain approvals and consents from certain EES business customers. The company expects proceeds from the divestiture to be accretive to U.S. GAAP earnings in the first fiscal quarter of 2019.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

Automotive system supplier strengthens global electric charging footprint with additional competence

Stockdorf/Munich (Ger.) / Monrovia, Calif., June 4, 2018 – Webasto Group, one of the 100 leading suppliers to the automotive industry worldwide, and AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications and tactical missile systems (TMS), announced Webasto’s agreement to acquire AeroVironment’s Efficient Energy Systems (EES) business segment for $35 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments and indemnification agreements. Webasto will retain all existing EES employees, while strengthening its longterm E-mobility strategy.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • $78 million has been funded since August 2017
  • Awards for hardware and contractor logistics support approved through Urgent Need Statements, reflecting high priority requirements
  • AeroVironment provides full system capability, including Switchblade systems, operator training, support and logistics

TAMPA, Fla., At SOFIC, May 22, 2018 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the receipt of contract awards in April 2018 from the United States Army for procurement of the company’s Switchblade® Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System (LMAMS) and Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) that bring the total value of Switchblade awards to $111,054,202 since August 2017. The contract awards were funded through Urgent Need Statements and include the first Switchblade order from the United States Marine Corps.The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal will manage the contracts, for which $78,095,737 has been funded.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100:2016 Certifications

May 09, 2018
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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Puma with Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT) greatly enhances naval missions by adding stand-off/intercept, real-time surveillance
  • All Environment configuration proven to operate successfully and reliably from naval vessels and able to land in water, float until recovered, and continue immediate operations
  • German Navy joins a growing number of allies in fielding a maritime unmanned aircraft system capability, expanding the use of AeroVironment’s family of systems

Berlin, Germany, at ILA 2018 May 7, 2018 - AeroVironment, Inc.(NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, a leading system and software house in Germany for development and service, today announced the German Navy has acquired the AeroVironment Puma™ maritime unmanned aircraft system. The Puma systems will include the Mantis i45 sensor and pocket Remote Video Terminal (p/RVT). AeroVironment partnered with ESG to satisfy the requirement of the Bundesamt fur Ausrustung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) for an urgent operational requirement.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Certification represents third-party validation of company’s strong commitment to the highest quality products, customer service and processes
  • Scope of certification encompasses all company business segments
  • Combination certification for aerospace and defense suppliers satisfies prerequisite requirements for working with U.S. DoD, NASA and FAA
  • Follows company’s recent U.S. Army “Tier 1” superior supplier designation

MONROVIA, Calif., May 4 , 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications,tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems that serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers worldwide, today announced that the company has earned ISO 9001:2015 + AS9100D certification for its Quality Management System.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Patent pending technology was demonstrated and evaluated for operational effectiveness aboard a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft against high-speed unmanned target boats
  • Tightly integrated system effectively finds, identifies, fixes and defeats fast-moving surface vessels approaching a host vessel
  • Existing RQ-20B Puma Block 2 All-Environment small unmanned aircraft system with Mantis i45 sensor gimbal quickly and accurately locates and identifies threats on land or at sea
  • Automatic coordinate handoff to battle-proven Switchblade lethal loitering missile precisely targets moving threats with pinpoint precision
  • Delivers unprecedented ability to identify threats at long ranges, limit collateral damage and “wave off” targets subsequently deemed neutral or friendly
  • Simultaneously displayed Puma and Switchblade imagery dramatically elevates operator situational awareness and reduces the chances of mis-targeting

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., at Sea Air Space 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma™-Switchblade® automated sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability from a US Navy Coastal Riverine Craft for increased mission autonomy to counter threats.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • New, premium intelligent opportunity charger supports and charges any type, brand, chemistry, voltage or size of forklift battery
  • Value-oriented solution is built on the same technology that has earned PosiCharge™ industry-leading standing for reliability and extended battery life
  • Delivers intelligent opportunity charging convenience along with efficiency, flexibility and affordability for electric forklift fleets of all sizes

ATLANTA, at MODEX 2018, April 9, 2018AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a leading supplier of industrial fast and opportunity charging solutions for electric forklifts, today at MODEX 2018 (booth B4033) introduced PosiCharge ProCore™ OC, the newest addition to the company’s premium intelligent charging family that supports and charges any material handling battery.


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