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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.


As a former Special Operations Forces Combat Controller, I’ve been a part of, and have seen, the revolution of Battlefield Air Operations. 

The use of tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), for example, has evolved dramatically since their first deployment on the battlefield nearly 20 years ago – from single mission tools to highly sophisticated, multi-mission capable aircraft that now provide actionable intelligence and the persistent situational awareness needed in today’s dynamic operating environments. LEARN MORE


C4ISRNET Virtual Conference

June 10, 2020

As the world leader in engineering and delivery of tactical unmanned aircraft systems to all branches of the U.S. military for nearly two decades, AeroVironment is working very closely with our customers to address the ever-evolving threat environment, where the deployment of a wide range of weapons and technology is designed to overwhelm and confuse opposing forces.


Inside Unmanned Systems: Mission-Critical Mapping

June 10, 2020

Just-Released 833贵宾会app Recon Leverages Survey Assets for the Military Sphere.
But say you have an intel team operating in remote areas when you need high resolution, up-to-date maps and don’t have an internet connection? Or when that team is working independent of a large base and needs to conduct bomb damage assessment without revealing its position? And what if the operators don’t have all that much UAS experience in the first place?