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Source: AeroVironment Inc.

AeroVironment — the manufacturer of Army drones such as the Raven and Puma — unveiled a new tiny unmanned aircraft at the Association of the United States Army’s annual conference this week in Washington, D.C. Known as the Snipe, the system weighs 130 grams, can loiter for 20 minutes and has a range of 1 kilometer. It also comes equipped with an electro-optic and infrared camera, said David Sharpin, vice president of UAS business development at AeroVironment’s unmanned aircraft systems division.

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  • New all-environment launch system enables remote launch of Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System rounds for Forward Operating Base and Mobile Force Protection
  • AeroVironment’s Blackwing loitering reconnaissance aircraft can also be launched in rapid succession from ground vehicles and surface vessels to enable rapid-response Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cross-Domain operations

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 4, 2016 – AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today introduced a Multi-Pack Launcher (MPL) for its Switchblade® Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System and its Blackwing™ tube-launched unmanned aircraft.

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  • Funding approved through Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement, reflecting high priority requirement and strong pull from the frontline
  • AeroVironment will deliver its Switchblade Block 10C through this contract to meet urgent requirement
  • AeroVironment provides full system capability, including Switchblade systems, operator training, support and logistics

WASHINGTON at Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, Oct. 3, 2016AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the United States Army Close Combat Weapons Systems Project Office has awarded the company a contract for Block 10C Switchblade™ Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS) and support services valued at $22,776,812 through a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement.Delivery is anticipated within 12 months.

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Kenyan Defense Force Military Intelligence Battalion members received basic training on assembly, disassembly, repair, and preventative maintenance for the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven as those topics relate to basic mission planning and advanced flight plans.

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  • AeroVironment’s Blackwing Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) links manned submarines to unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) while providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)
  • End-to-end system testing completed by Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Rhode Island validates first UUV-to-submarine link via UAV data relay
  • Blackwing’s tight integration into the US Navy’s submarine fleet using an open-architecture communication system will enable communication and control of multiple unmanned vehicles over long distance

RHODE ISLAND, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport Division, Sept. 7, 2016AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems for both military and commercial applications, today announced the United States Navy has successfully demonstrated the use of its submarine-launched BlackwingTM UAV to link with a swarm of unmanned undersea vehicles and communicate with the submarine combat control system during the Annual Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) on August 16.

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  • The AeroVironment Australia team provides complete, end-to-end system capabilities to support Australian customers
  • The Wasp AE Micro Air Vehicle is the first of AeroVironment’s Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to be adopted by the Australian Armed Forces
  • Wasp AE Micro Air Vehicle systems operate virtually undetected to deliver superior intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in both ground and maritime operations

ADELAIDE, Australia, At Land Forces 2016, Sept. 6, 2016AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), today announced it is teaming with Australia-based XTEK, Sentient Vision and General Dynamics (GD) Mediaware to deliver AeroVironment’s Family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the Australian market. The team will offer the AeroVironment Wasp AE Micro Air Vehicle, designated as the RQ-12A by the U.S. Department of Defense, to the Australian Armed Forces.

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  • AeroVironment’s Precision Recovery System enables block 2 Puma AE to operate from a wide variety of vessels for rapid response reconnaissance
  • Hand launched from the ship, Puma AE autonomously guides itself into a net on the flight deck after mission completion
  • ISR data from Puma AE streams directly into the ship’s command and control system and the U.S. Navy’s communications network

MONROVIA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 -- AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today announced the United States Navy has tested and deployed the RQ-20B Puma™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) aboard a Flight I Guided Missile Destroyer (DDG Class). Some of these exercises included the use of AeroVironment’s fully autonomous system to recover the aircraft aboard a ship. The US Navy issued a report on August 3 from the Arabian Gulf describing how Puma AE is also being utilized (see “US Ships Utilize Small Eye in the Sky”) on Navy Patrol Craft.

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Source: AeroVironment Inc. The Navy says that the small unmanned aircraft system is easily assembled and can be utilized from numerous platforms throughout the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO).

Weighing approximately 14 pounds, the small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) can provide more than three hours of flight time with a range of 15 kilometers and operating altitude of 500 feet. Equipped with an electro-optical and an infrared camera, the Puma can be manually operated or by GPS.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. If Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has his way, there will soon be a Base Realignment and Closure Commission process to reduce the Pentagon’s large overhead costs.   -> View More

Source: AeroVironment Inc. Tether Eye is a gently floating sentry, complete with its own little robot home.   -> View More

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