AeroVironment, Inc. Issues Statement

AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV) today issued the following statement:

“Our strong and profitable core business maintains a leading position in domestic and international markets, which have been growing over the past several years. As a result of strategic investments we have been making, our growth portfolio includes multiple pioneering initiatives advancing toward very large markets, with the potential to significantly expand our business -- including through new adoption opportunities within our core United States Department of Defense small unmanned aircraft systems business.

Given the Company’s strong performance, along with increased visibility, on our August 29 earnings call we announced our expectation that we would generate revenue of between $280 million and $300 million in fiscal year 2018, with additional opportunities to drive significant value creation in the years ahead. We are committed to executing a proven strategy and making continued progress on our long term growth initiatives to deliver results and create value for shareholders, customers and employees.”

About AeroVironment

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems, tactical missile systems and electric vehicle charging and test systems, and serves militaries, government agencies, businesses and consumers. For more information visit

Forward Looking Statements

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