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Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. • 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.   -> View More

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