Thought Leadership

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In connection with the C4ISRNET Virtual Conference - AeroVironment’s Scott Newbern talks with Rose Shilling (Editor, C4ISRNET) about Drones at the Edge, and how intelligent unmanned robotics are being used in innovative ways across multiple domains.


Art of Resistance: How AeroVironment’s future-defining capabilities enable operations in the grey zone

April 14, 2021

The role of technology on the modern battlefield remains as important as ever as armed forces prepare to engage with highly capable adversaries in the age of Great Power Competition. Examples include NATO’s eastern flank, where a re-assertive Russian Federation continues to destabilize the region, and the Indo-Pacific where the People’s Republic of China consistently shifts the regional balance of power. Click here to download full PDF.


AUVSI Xponential 2020 – Government Solution Series (GSS)

December 07, 2020

Future Defining Capabilities At the Battlefield’s Edge:

Small unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems are transforming the capabilities of the front-line warfighter operating in today’s most dangerous environments. This session will address the ever-evolving threats across multi-domain operations, and how tactical unmanned aerial assets are enabling ground forces to proceed with certainty - gaining situational awareness and delivering precision strike capabilities at the battlefield’s edge. Join AeroVironment to learn how advancements in Unmanned Tactical Air Power is benefiting small unit forces and the technology innovations that are re-defining the future for UAS.

Moderated Panel Discussion:

- Moderator: Steve Gitlin, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, AeroVironment

- AV SME Speaker Panel:

      • Gorik Hossepian, Vice President, Product Line Management, UAS, AeroVironment
      • Scott Newbern, Vice President and CTO, AeroVironment


National Defense: New Threat Environments Require Agile Tactical Solutions

November 02, 2020

For nearly 20 years the United States Department of Defense (DoD) has planned, trained, equipped and engaged in counter-insurgency (COIN) operations around the world against adversaries whose technical and numerical disadvantages require them to employ asymmetric tactics. Today, U.S. and allied military planners are increasingly shifting their focus to a new era of great power competition against peer or near-peer threats that possess the ability to project power over distance and deny ready access to contested areas. Click here to download full PDF.


Family of Loitering Missile Systems Virtual Press Briefing

October 13, 2020

Join us for an in depth discussion about the capabilities of AeroVironment's Family of Loitering Missile Systems featuring Switchblade® 600 as the newest product in the portfolio. Switchblade 600 builds on the Switchblade 300 tactical missile system’s battle-proven loitering missile performance with longer endurance, range, a new touch screen control and enhanced lethal effects for mission success across multiple domains.


AeroVironment’s Scott Newbern delivered the Keynote Address “AeroVironment – A Fifty Year Old Startup,” discussing the company’s culture of innovation, factors that have driven our success and provided guidance to robotics technology startups working on DoD innovation initiatives.


In connection with Defense One’s – The Next Big Thing(s) in Unmanned Systems –Juliet Van Wagenen, Editor, Branded Content of GEMG, sits down with AeroVironment’s Gorik Hossepian, vice president of product line management for UAS. As today’s warfighters look to adapt to a quickly changing battlespace, Gorik speaks about how small unmanned aircraft are evolving to address these needs.



Defense One Webcast – Next In Flight: The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Operations

September 10, 2020

Date: 8/18/2020

In connection with Defense One’s - Next in Flight: The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Operations Webcast – AeroVironment’s Gorik Hossepiantalks with Connie Sayer, President of GEMG, about the operational challenges surrounding unmanned aerial vehicles, and opportunities derived from advances in autonomy, AI and machine learning that are re-defining the future for UAVs on the battlefield.


For 50 years, AeroVironment has advanced UAV development. Today, the company is a Technology Solutions Provider at the intersection of four future-defining technologies: robotics, sensors, analytics and connectivity. Its culture of experimentation and R&D dates back to its founder, Dr. Paul MacCready Jr., whose achievements earned him the nickname "the father of human-powered flight." LEARN MORE


C4ISRNET – SOCOM Tech Priorities Webcast

August 19, 2020

Date: 7/7/2020

In connection with C4ISRNET’s SOCOM Technology Priorities Webcast – AeroVironment’s Scott Newbern talks with Mike Gruss (Editor, C4ISRNET) about the challenges and opportunities facing SOCOM & DoD, as well as how AeroVironment is responding with future defining UAS capabilities at the battlefield’s edge.


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