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UAS, AME Team for Future Unmanned Systems

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AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems and AME Unmanned Systems Form Strategic Alliance

(Source: ChandlerMay, Inc.; issued August 16, 2011)


SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. and HUNT VALLEY, Md. --- AME Unmanned Systems, a ChandlerMay, Inc. company, and AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), an operating unit of Textron Systems, announced today that the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance agreement regarding unmanned systems development.

"AAI and ChandlerMay have enjoyed a long, successful working relationship for several years," says President and Chief Executive Officer 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."

Under the agreement, the companies have agreed to work together to provide a more comprehensive UAS offering to U.S. and international customers by exploring solutions for electronic warfare and other special missions. The two companies also intend to work together on integration of AME's Fury 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," says 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."


AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems has designed, manufactured and fielded combat-proven unmanned aircraft systems for more than 25 years. AAI's multi-mission capable unmanned aircraft and interoperable command and control technologies provide critical situational awareness and actionable intelligence for users worldwide.

AME UAS, headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA, is a leading provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The company specializes in the design, test, production, and support of unmanned systems. After designing and producing the US Air Force's first small UAV system, the company has since delivered over 1500 aircraft to U.S. and Allied forces. Unique in the industry for its agility and breadth of capability, AME UAS focuses on innovative turnkey solutions to support the Warfighter and to meet unique mission and customer requirements.

ChandlerMay is a System Integration and Tactical Product Development company that has delivered hundreds of Command and Control (C2) shelters and rugged computing systems to the Defense and Aerospace Markets. These military systems designed and built by ChandlerMay include the development and production of tactical ground control shelters, custom C2 systems on air defense control platforms, portable ground control stations, tactical equipment test stations, UAV flight and payload computers, and field-rugged system simulators and trainers.

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