HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 22 Aug. 2009. Chandler/May Inc., an integrator of unmanned systems and command and control computing systems, has acquired a controlling share of AeroMech Engineering Inc., an engineering services and manufacturing firm supporting the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market.
AeroMech Engineering, located in San Luis Obispo, Calif., provides engineering services in the areas of aeronautical, mechanical, and manufacturing, as well as metallic and composite fabrication services. As a manufacturing support contractor to major primes, AeroMech has delivered more than 1,000 autonomous UASs of varying types ranging from a 4-pound, battery-powered aircraft to a 150-pound, jet-powered aircraft, as well as many components of UAS and military command and control applications, including payloads, targets, and software systems.
Chandler/May Inc. designs, integrates, and manufactures tactical computing and electronic systems for military and rugged applications, including the integration of high-end processing systems into tactical shelters and other rugged enclosures. Chandler/May, Inc. has been instrumental in the fielding and support of the United States Army's "One System Ground Control Station" (OSGCS) used by the Pioneer, Shadow (Army and Marine Corps), Hunter(TM), and SkyWarrior UASs.
"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," says Jay Chandler, co-founder and sr. vice president of Chandler/May Inc. "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."