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Drone maker AeroVironment seeks new customers to boost sales
Drone maker AeroVironment seeks new customers to boost sales

AeroVironment Inc. of Monrovia proves Southern California still has the right stuff. AeroVironment was the brainchild of American aeronautical pioneer and engineer Paul B. MacCready, who founded the company in 1970. It began by manufacturing windmills and anti-pollution devices, but it was making aviation history within seven years. In 1977, MacCready and AeroVironment's human-powered Gossamer Condor won the first Kremer Prize for human-powered flight by completing a figure-eight course specified by the Royal Aeronautical Society, at Minter Field in Shafter, Calif. In 1990, AeroVironment designed an unmanned stealth blimp for reconnaissance missions as it also developed...

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