Chandler/May, Inc., an integrator of unmanned systems and command and control computing systems, has acquired a controlling interest in AeroMech Engineering, Inc., an engineering services and manufacturing firm supporting the unmanned aircraft systems market.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"AeroMech Engineering’s significant engineering and production capability completes our offering and makes Chandler/May a full-service provider in nearly every aspect of the UAS market, including ground stations, payloads, and airframes," Jay Chandler, co-founder and senior vice president of Chandler/May, said in a statement. "They also bring a substantial software production capability to our company, significant intellectual property, and a history of superior performance that is entirely consistent with our culture of excellent support to our prime contractors and government customers."
Alabama-based Chandler/May makes tactical computing and electronic systems for military and rugged applications, including the integration of high-end processing systems into tactical shelters. The company has helped field and support the Army’s One System Ground Control Station used by the services Pioneer, Shadow, Hunter and SkyWarrior UAS fleet.
AeroMech, which is based in California, provides aeronautical, mechanical, manufacturing, metallic and composite fabrication services. The company provides manufacturing support to major prime contractors and has delivered over 1,000 autonomous UAS’ ranging from 4-pound battery powered aircraft to a 150-pound jet powered aircraft, as well as components of UAS.