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siriterminator 2 posts  |  Last Activity: Jul 10, 2014 2:03 PM Member since: Aug 8, 2003
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  • Remember these names, one of these companies will probably end up acquiring a division of AVAV. Yes, I strongly believe that AeroVironment will be splitting into two divisions, the UAS and the EV Charger division. AVAV is the leader in small UAS and today drones are hot. Like it or not, drones are here to stay and more are coming. For military, police, fire and, of course, the civilian use. This company has ZERO debt, great products and proven results. GE may want to acquire the EV division as they know that the EV market is growing and they can scoop this with their pocket change. Amazon may be interested in the UAS for their deliveries, but they probably want nothing to do with the military use of UAS, thus they may make a deal with a Northrop or Lockheed or General Dynamics and have them acquire it with an exclusive contract for delivery use for Amazon. AVAV is HOT my friends and, IMHO a $100 a share is just around the corner!

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • In just a few months, the Ventura County Sheriff’s department could become the first law enforcement agency in the state to deploy an unmanned aircraft operationally, with FAA approval.

    Soaring over the Ventura River bottom is a new tool in training, locating a downed hiker, a suspicious device, a suspect on the run.

    Capt. Chris Dunn, of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, said the machine fits in the trunk of a patrol car.

    For the first time, Dunn gave only NBC4 an up-close look at their unmanned aircraft system or "UAS."

    They don’t call it a drone.

    "It's a force multiplier, if you will," Dunn said. "It could help prevent harm to the public and help prevent harm to our staff."

    Like when helicopters can't fly in bad weather, a UAS could be a better option and more cost effective. Ventura county uses the Qube, a $50,000 device made by Simi Valley-based Aero-vironment.

    Agencies like the Ventura County Sheriff's Department have to go through a rigorous process to get to use this machine, said Steve Gitlin, a company spokesman.

    It's a process that's near complete. Last October, Ventura County officials earned Federal Aviation Administration approval to test the device.

    Two weeks ago, they submitted an application to use it operationally.

    In a few months, it could become the first law enforcement agency in California and among the first in the country to have full government authorization.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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