Business

November 14, 2012

Lockheed Martin acquires Chandler/May, Inc.

Lockheed Martin announced Nov. 13 the acquisition of Chandler/May, Inc., a company that specializes in the design, development, integration, manufacturing, and support of fully integrated mission critical systems for unmanned aerial systems and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance missions.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are not material to Lockheed Martin’s results of operations.

As a proven ground control station integrator, Chandler/May, Inc. has delivered hundreds of integrated command and control shelters and portable ground control stations in support of U.S. Army UAS programs. They have produced more than 2,200 unmanned aerial vehicles, including the Desert Hawk UAV, a program for which Chandler/May, Inc. is a supplier to Lockheed Martin. Chandler/May, Inc. has also developed a fully integrated UAS, consisting of the Fury(r) UAV, SharkFin(r) Mission & Flight Control System and Tactical Air Vehicle Control System ground control station. Chandler/May, Inc. has 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. “This acquisition is consistent with our goal to maintain a portfolio of technologically advanced options that will generate value for both our customers and our shareholders.”

“At Chandler/May, we have developed a highly talented workforce and created a portfolio of innovative products supporting our defense and intelligence customers,” said Jesse May, Chandler/May, Inc. President. “Joining Lockheed Martin is a logical step to expand our current offerings and provides opportunities to reach additional customers.”

Chandler/May, Inc. will become part of Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business. MS2 has experience in the area of unmanned systems including the K-MAX unmanned helicopter, Desert Hawk UAV, and Persistent Threat Detection System aerostats.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines September 2, 2014

News: Debris yields clues that pilot never ejected - When investigators were finally able to safely enter the crash site of an F-15C “Eagle” fighter jet on the afternoon of Aug. 27, they made a grim discovery that concluded more than 30 hours of searching – the pilot never managed to eject from the aircraft.  ...
 
 

News Briefs September 2, 2014

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Aug. 29. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it began at a much lower...
 
 

Unmanned aircraft partnership reaches major milestone

A team of research students and staff from Warsaw University of Technology have successfully demonstrated the first phase of flight test and integration of unmanned aircraft platforms with an autonomous mission control system. The demonstration marks a significant milestone in a partnership between the university and Lockheed Martin that began earlier this year. This is...
 

 

Raytheon delivers first Block 2 Rolling Airframe Missiles to US Navy

Raytheon delivered the first Block 2 variant of its Rolling Airframe Missile system to the U.S. Navy as part of the company’s 2012 Low Rate Initial Production contract. RAM Block 2 is a significant performance upgrade featuring enhanced kinematics, an evolved radio frequency receiver, and an improved control system. “As today’s threats continue to evolve,...
 
 
Courtesy photograph

Two Vietnam War Soldiers, one from Civil War to receive Medal of Honor

U.S. Army graphic Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and former Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat will receive the Medal of Honor for actions in Vietnam. The White House announced Aug. 26 that Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. A...
 
 

Sparks fly as NASA pushes limits of 3-D printing technology

NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. NASA engineers pushed the limits of technology by designing a rocket engine injector – a highly complex part that...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>