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AeroVironment gets contract

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AeroVironment announced Feb. 9 that it has received an order from the U.S. Army valued at $16.8 million for the production of 50 new Raven unmanned aircraft systems equipped with the firm’s digital data link, or DDL. The company, which is based in Monrovia, has significant production operations in Simi Valley.

The introduction of AeroVironment’s DDL follows several years of internally funded research and development in addition to a $7.6 million contract awarded in October 2008 for the completion of R&D activities.

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