VT Group, the U.S. division of U.K.-based Babcock International, will acquire the Evergreen Unmanned Systems business unit, part of Evergreen International Aviation, the companies announced Tuesday. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Evergreen Unmanned Systems' current service offering includes training, logistics, operations, payload integration and testing to a range of government and commercial customers.
VT Group provides aviation maintenance, training, logistics and high-level program analysis. The company said the acquisition will enable it to extend its aviation support capabilities in fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft and missile systems to the rapidly growing UAS market.
“Over the next ten years, the UAS market is on pace to more than double, representing significant opportunities for companies with the right capabilities,” said David Dacquino, Chief Executive Officer of VT Group. “By combining VT Group’s extensive aviation support experience with Evergreen Unmanned Systems’ capabilities and performance record, we can offer an enhanced capability in this developing market.”
Evergreen Unmanned Systems personnel will join VT Group’s Technical Services Division and will continue to work either in the field with customers or at the McMinnville, Ore., campus.