AeroVironment, Inc. engages in the design, development, production, support, and operation of unmanned aircraft systems, and efficient energy systems for various industries and governmental agencies. It offers small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), which provide ISR and communications, including real-time tactical reconnaissance, tracking, combat assessment, and geographic data to the small tactical unit or individual war fighter. The small UAS wirelessly transmit critical live video and other information to a hand-held ground control unit, enabling the operator to view and capture images. The company also provides spare equipment, alternative payload modules, batteries, chargers, repair services, and customer support services for small UAS. In addition, it offers electric vehicle charging systems for passenger and fleet vehicles; PosiCharge industrial electric vehicle charging systems for electric material handling vehicles and airport ground support equipment; and power cycling and test systems for developers and manufacturers of electric vehicles, as well as battery packs, electric motors, and fuel cells. Further, the company provides contract engineering services; and advanced battery module and pack testing services to automotive and battery manufacturers in support of their electric and hybrid electric vehicle development programs. AeroVironment, Inc. sells its products to organizations within the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Special Operations Command, and Air Force, as well as to domestic and international commercial, consumer, and government customers. The company was incorporated in 1971 and is headquartered in Monrovia, California.