Drone Aviation merges with communications firm

05 December 2019

US-based Drone Aviation, which makes aerostats for defence and homeland security agencies, and ComSovereign, a consortium of 5G wireless communications companies, have merged, possibly paving the way for a marriage of their technologies.

Dan Erdberg, whose job as Drone Aviation's CEO went away as part of the transaction, said on 4 December that the combined company, called ComSovereign, will seek to equip Drone Aviation's tethered aerostat and drone systems with 5G "to create flying cellular towers for government and commercial customers around the world".

Drone Aviation's name and aerial products will continue as a unit of ComSovereign. ComSovereign, which is based in Tucson, Arizona, has several other units, including Ontario, Canada-based DragonWave-X, whose microwave systems enable data, video, and voice communications.

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