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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Puma 3 structural enhancements increase durability, enable concurrent operation of electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) and radio frequency (RF) payloads
  • Upgraded avionics modules to provide expanded navigation capabilities in both aircraft
  • Digital Data Link (DDL) security enhancements to support operation in challenging electronic warfare (EW) and cyber environments, in addition to current M1/M2/M5 frequencies

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Puma™ AE and Raven® small unmanned aircraft systems, the most widely deployed UAVs in the United States Department of Defense fleet, are being enhanced with new upgrades. The new aircraft, Puma 3 and Raven 3, will be unveiled at the AUSA Global Force Symposium in March 2018.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Raven and Puma AE aircraft now operate with new M1/M2/M5 radios and frequency spectrum, recently allocated to small UAS by the United States Department of Defense (DoD)
  • Raven and Puma AE systems equipped with M/1/M2/M5 radios weredelivered to two DoD customers this spring
  • AeroVironment also unveiled M1/M2/M5 compatible Pocket DDL AE, designed to operate in all environments

QUANTICO, VA at Modern Day Marine, Sept. 19, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced that it has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven® and Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders in December 2017 for M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp® AE micro air vehicles (MAV) for delivery in spring 2018.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Critical upgrade extends range of Puma™ AE systems equipped with AeroVironment’s secure Digital Data Link (DDL) technology to approximately 60 kilometers
  • New technology delivers three times the range of current Puma systems

LONDON, at DSEI, Sept. 12, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the release of a new, long-range tracking antenna (LRTA) for its Puma™ AE unmanned aircraft system. The critical upgrade extends the range of Puma systems equipped with AeroVironment’s secure Digital Data Link (DDL™) technology to approximately 60 kilometers (37.28 miles),significantly boosting Puma AE’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities and enhancing warfighter safety.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

  • Three-year contract includes AeroVironment Wasp® AE systems, plus multi-year training and support
  • Australian-based companies XTEK Limited, Sentient Vision Systems and General Dynamics Mediaware to provide added capabilities for Wasp AE and local support
  • AeroVironment now supports more than 40 allied countries with its family of small unmanned aircraft systems

Canberra, Australia, July 25, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today participated in a signing ceremony here for the formal execution of contracts (first announced June 1, 2017) to deliver Wasp® AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) over a three-year period commencing July 1, 2018.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • AeroVironment to provide Wasp® AE systems over three years with multi-year training and support
  • Total contract value to AeroVironment of up to USD $36.5 million for hardware and services over program lifespan
  • Australian partners XTEK, General Dynamics Mediaware and Sentient to provide added capabilities for WASP AE and local support for the Australian Defence Force

MONROVIA, Calif.,June 1, 2017AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced the selection of the company’s Wasp AE small unmanned aircraft system by the Australian Defence Force (ADF). The ADF Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract calls for the delivery of Wasp AE systems over a three-year period, as well as training and logistics support for up to ten years, for a total AeroVironment contract value of up to USD $36.5 million.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Available for military applications, Mantis i45 greatly enhances AeroVironment Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft systems’ ISR capabilities
  • Advanced sensors enable Mantis i45 operators to see better and farther, providing more actionable intelligence for better decision making
  • In military operations, Mantis i45 increases the stand-off distance between the Puma AE and an area of interest by up to seven times, reducing the likelihood of detection while delivering high resolution images

DALLAS, at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, May 10, 2017 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today announced that its Mantis i45 electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) gimbal sensor suite designed for the AeroVironment Puma AE (All Environment) small UAS is now in full production and shipping to customers. Unveiled last May, the i45 Mantis significantly enhances Puma AE’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Launched from the palm of a hand, Snipe™ is worn on operators’ clothing so it can spring into action immediately – first 20 systems delivered in April
  • Difficult to detect, Snipe provides close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Simple to use and requires no assembly; operates in challenging and rugged environmental conditions
  • Builds on breakthrough robotic Nano Hummingbird developed by AeroVironment for DARPA

DALLAS, at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, May 9, 2017 AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for both military and commercial applications, today officially unveiled the new Snipe Nano Quad, a miniature (“Class 0”) and field-rugged unmanned aircraft system designed to support close-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The first U.S. government customer delivery of 20 Snipe systems took place in April.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • Research program entering third year to expand the agronomic analytics and capabilities of the company’s innovative drone and analytics platform
  • AeroVironment growing its library of supported crops to provide targeted analytics with more precision and value to producers in key agriculture markets
  • Findings to provide a deeper understanding of how multispectral data can be used to speed awareness and empower faster decisions for greater yields

TULARE, Calif. Feb. 14, 2017, At World Ag Expo AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, shared details regarding its ongoing pilot programs which are entering their third year and have guided development of the AV DSS platform.The company also displays its Quantix™ drone and AV Decision Support System™ (AV DSS) to World Ag Expo and National Farm Machinery Show attendees this week, highlighting the fully-integrated ecosystem’s powerfully-simple operations and innovative data analytics capabilities.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

MONROVIA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced the appointment of Teresa Covington as chief financial officer, effective March 1, 2017. Covington will succeed Raymond Cook, who is resigning as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective February 28, 2017 due to medical reasons.

Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer, said, "The Board of Directors, our employees and I thank Raymond for his service and appreciate his willingness to support Teresa during this transition."
"Teresa has been a critical member of our leadership team since she joined AeroVironment 5 years ago," Nawabi added. "She has 25 years of financial leadership experience and exceptional industry knowledge, including as interim CFO of AeroVironment. I am excited to work closely with Teresa in her new role as we execute our business strategy to continue driving long-term value for our shareholders, customers and employees."

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Source: AeroVironment Inc.
  • AeroVironment and Fresno State to study the correlation between aerial multispectral data and hydration data related to water stress
  • Results should identify varying levels of water stress in almond trees and which types of imagery might enable almond producers to make more effective water management decisions
  • Project running Dec. 2016 – Aug. 2017; final results to be announced in September, 2017

MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced it has begun a year-long study with California State University, Fresno to research how unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imagery and analytics could potentially detect varying levels of water stress in almond trees and give producers smarter insights to make more effective in-season decisions regarding water management.

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