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AAI UAS, AME Unmanned Systems Form Alliance

By Staff Writer | August 17, 2011
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AME Unmanned Systems, a ChandlerMay company, and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, have entered into a strategic alliance agreement regarding unmanned systems development, the companies announced on Wednesday.

"AAI and ChandlerMay have enjoyed a long, successful working relationship for several years," said president and CEO John Purvis of AME Unmanned Systems. "This new endeavor is a natural next step considering the combined UAS experience and expertise of both AAI UAS and AME Unmanned Systems."

The companies have agreed to work together to provide a more comprehensive UAS offering to United States and international customers by exploring solutions for electronic warfare and other special missions. The two companies also plan to work together on the integration of AME’s Fury(R) UAS with AAI’s UAS launcher and ground control products.

"We share the goal of supporting the warfighter with the broadest set of capabilities possible," said senior vice president and general manager Steven Reid of AAI UAS. "Our collaboration will enable us to rapidly deliver on a wider range of customer requirements and help our end-users achieve greater mission success."

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