BAE Systems Completes Deal for Advanced Ceramics Research

Mike Heffron
Mike Heffron

BAE Systems, the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of the British aerospace and defense giant, revealed Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Arizona-based Advanced Ceramics Research, first announced in March.  ACR is a manufacturer of small unmanned aircraft and advanced ceramic materials. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Advanced Ceramics Research has 60 employees who produce unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for the U.S. military and government agencies. Mike Heffron, president of BAE Systems Electronics, Intelligence & Support, said that the acquisition will allow BAE to “further advance our global [UAS] strategy in the United States.”

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