Lockheed Martin acquired the pioneer Chandler / May company in low-profile UAVs

Lockheed Martin acquired the pioneer Chandler / May company in low-profile UAVs



Lockheed Martin Corporation Announces Acquisition of Chandler / May Inc. developer and manufacturer of specialized unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, the company develops and manufactures fully integrated mission-critical systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). As a subcontractor to AAI, Chandler / May supplied hundreds of integrated control and monitoring kits and ground-based portable control stations as part of the American unmanned aircraft system. She also released more 2200 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including the Desert Hawk UAVs commissioned by Lockheed Martin. Another system developed by Chandler / May is the inconspicuous Fury UAV, which resembles a flying wing, as well as the SharkFin Mission & Flight Control System and the Tactical Air Vehicle Control System (TACS) ground control station.

Lockheed Martin has two main unmanned units aviation systems - Skunk Works, focused on black programs (approx. UAV invisible) and rapid prototyping and units of Mission Systems & Sensors (MS2). Officially, Chandler / May will become part of Mission Systems & Sensors, “a unit that has already gained experience with other unmanned systems, including K-MAX unmanned helicopters, Desert Hawk UAVs and Persistent Threat Detection System, PTDS balloons,” the corporate says ad. MS2 also manages the activities of Procerus acquired Lockheed Martin in January 2012, specializing in the creation of unmanned aerial systems.


UAV Fury 1500. Photo: Tamir Eshel, Defense-Update

"This acquisition extends our ability to meet the growing needs of our customers in advanced unmanned systems for C4ISR tasks (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence- command, control, communications, computers, reconnaissance, surveillance and reconnaissance), says Bob Stevens ( Bob Stevens), Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO. This acquisition is consistent with our goal of maintaining a portfolio of technologically advanced features that will give our customers and our shareholders additional value. "

Chandler / May Inc. is a privately owned company whose branches are currently located in Huntsville, Alabama and San Luis Obispo, California. "Integration with Lockheed Martin is a logical step towards expanding our current offerings and provides opportunities to attract additional customers," says Jesse May, President of Chandler / May Inc. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to the economic performance of Lockheed Martin.
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  1. haron 27 November 2012 07: 31 New
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    Lockheed very much resembles a monopoly concern from films about the future, when one company rules the world - there is some similarity.
    As I understand it, the antitrust law does not apply to this sphere, and although there is a Boeing, it’s not sure that they do not cooperate on global issues.
    Unlike the oil business or the computer business, which can flourish in peacetime, Lockheed will flourish only when there is Syria, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan ... and so on. in current performance.
    1. King 27 November 2012 08: 14 New
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      It’s high time to get used to the fact that laws in the United States are not distributed. and if they spread then only under strong pressure from the outside. under such as the Caribbean Crisis. unfortunately the USA in our time there is no one to resist
    2. sv-sakh
      sv-sakh 27 November 2012 09: 19 New
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      Do you think all these films are pure fantasy? and there is no world conspiracy? Are American Presidents Not Speaking Heads?
      Unfortunately, the United States is that terrible state of fantastic horror movies ... Corporations ... Banks ... People no longer have value and have turned into Resources.
      Stop, and when did a person have value? Maybe nothing has ever changed?
      The strong eats the weak and this is the only invariable order of things that has settled on earth since the first life.
      You just need not to become that weak, that's all good
      1. SSR
        SSR 27 November 2012 09: 56 New
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        Quote: sv-sakh
        People no longer have value and have become "Resources."
        Stop, and when did a person have value? Maybe nothing has ever changed?

        People have always been a "resource / tool," a resource / tool being renewable and a resource / tool with different "characteristics" such as education, health.
        Take the United States .. there is a "surplus" of a resource - an explosive resource (20-30 years) .... it sends this resource .... blah blah democracy.
        Take China ... so he abolished taxes to the most explosive resource / tool (peasants) and gives "lifting" taxes to everyone who leaves the country.
        it’s so simplistic .. since if you paint .. you’ll get a whole Talmud)))) In general, you can raise virgin soil and go into space and swamp up in the swamps and expand the territory .. but IMHA is the best option is socialism and "from each according to his abilities - to each according to his needs. "
        generally Pichalka.)))
      2. haron 27 November 2012 15: 20 New
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        Quote: sv-sakh
        Are American Presidents Not Speaking Heads?

        It seems like one of the theories of restraint by J. Kennedy is a confirmation of this. He kind of tried not to be a "talking head" :)
  2. sv-sakh
    sv-sakh 27 November 2012 09: 18 New
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    Do you think all these films are pure fantasy? and there is no world conspiracy? Are American Presidents Not Speaking Heads?
    Unfortunately, the United States is that terrible state of fantastic horror movies ... Corporations ... Banks ... People no longer have value and have turned into Resources.
    Stop, and when did a person have value? Maybe nothing has ever changed?
    The strong eats the weak and this is the only invariable order of things that has settled on earth since the first life.
    You just need not to become that weak, that's all laughing good
  3. geptilshik
    geptilshik 27 November 2012 10: 32 New
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    Well, everything is fine, the cantor buys another. But something like "... the concern is a monopolist from films about the future when one company rules the world." Remember the USSR was one big defense industry and nothing, we still live on those developments and discoveries. The fact that Lockheed and similar cantors live only in war is not true. The same Lockheed builds satellites, computer technology, etc. We have our own Lockheed by the way - it's Russian Technologies, but Russian Technologies is .... another story already