Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today it will purchase unmanned aerial system and C4ISR system developer Chandler/May, Inc. and add that company to its mission systems and sensors (MS2) business.
MS2 helps operate Lockheed’s K-MAX unmanned helicopter, Desert Hawk UAV and Persistent Threat Detection System aerostats programs.
Chandler/May is a ground control station integrator and specializes in unmanned design, development, integration, manufacturing and support.
It has delivered hundreds of ground control stations and command and control shelters in support of the Army’s unmanned aerial systems and produced more than 2, 200 UAVs, including the desert hawk, at its facilities in Huntsville, Ala, and San Luis Obispo, Calif.
“This acquisition expands our offerings in support of our customers’ increased emphasis on advanced unmanned systems for the C4ISR missions, ” said Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin chairman and CEO.
He added that deal for undisclosed terms is in line with the Bethesda, Md.-based contractor’s goal of maintaining a portfolio of “technologically advanced options.”