Monday, July 1, 2013
BAE Systems Sells Unmanned Aircraft Programs Unit
Tucson, Ariz.-based Sensintel has acquired the Unmanned Aircraft Programs business of BAE Systems for an undisclosed amount, the companies said. The company will operate independently as a provider of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), sensors and related services.
“The decision to acquire this business and form Sensintel was an easy one, given my passion for aviation and my belief in the unmanned industry,” company owner Matthew Pobloske said. “I remain fully invested in unmanned aircraft long term and believe in the future growth of remote sensing in general.”
As Sensintel takes flight, its 30 employees will continue to design and manufacture three UAS –– the Silver Fox, the Manta and the Coyote. The company provides associated ground support equipment, sensors and software, as well as a variety of services, including engineering, modifications, flight operations and training.
“We are excited about taking an entrepreneurial approach with Sensintel and our product development,” Pobloske said. “As we move forward, we will continue to look for ways to expand our portfolio of offerings and explore new, emerging platforms and sensors.”