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AEVEX Aerospace buys two US firms to enhance ISR offerings

AEVEX Aerospace, a US-based provider of airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), has announced its acquisition of aircraft modification firm IKHANA Aircraft Services and navigation and sensing company Geodetics Inc.

US-based AEVEX Aerospace has acquired two American firms. (Getty Images)

US-based AEVEX Aerospace has acquired two American firms. (Getty Images)

AEVEX said on 5 October that the purchases will improve its ability to offer customers a “full spectrum” of airborne ISR capabilities.

Founded in 1999, Geodetics builds positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) products for air, land, and sea applications. It also offers sensors, such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) mapping payloads that fly on small unmanned aircraft.

IKHANA modifies jets and turboprops and has “extensive experience” on various commercial and special-mission aircraft, AEVEX said. IKHANA was formed in 2007 through the merger of RW Martin Inc (RWMI) and Total Aircraft Services Inc (TAS).

AEVEX’s existing capabilities include maintaining, modifying, and operating manned and unmanned ISR aircraft, and collecting, fusing, and analysing intelligence data. It was created through the 2017-18 merger of three companies.


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