Cubic Corporation announced on 24 July that it had completed the acquisition of the assets of United States-based Shield Aviation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Shield Aviation provides unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – most notably the ARES family of aircraft – for use in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, as well as ISR services and UAV pilot training.
Cubic said in a statement that the acquisition will expand the company’s Mission Solutions offerings through the provision of a rapidly deployable UAV. Cubic currently provides the datalinks and command-and-control links for Shield’s UAVs.