American Aerospace acquires PAE ISR assets
American Aerospace Technologies, Inc. (AATI) of Conshohocken, PA announced on December 18 it has acquired the assets of PAE ISR LLC, including the Resolute Eagle, a Group 3 unmanned aircraft system. The acquisition was financed by Riva Ridge Capital Management.
AATI is an industry-leading provider of airborne intelligence and communications systems for oil & gas and other critical infrastructure operators. The acquisition, a result of PAE’s planned divestiture of its original equipment manufacturing (OEM) business, expands AATI’s offerings in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market.
“With the acquisition of PAE ISR’s assets, we are extending the product depth and customer penetration of AATI. The widely recognized capabilities and proficiency of the Resolute Eagle is a natural fit with our existing portfolio,” said David Yoel, founder and chief executive officer of AATI. “We see enormous potential for Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) UAS in critical infrastructure applications. As we enter the era of unmanned commercial aviation, this acquisition gives us an expanded presence in the rapidly accelerating BVLOS UAS market.”
Designed for reliable landing and recovery without a runway, the Resolute Eagle is one airframe that has two configurations: conventional takeoff and landing, and a hybrid vertical takeoff and landing alternative. Both are designed to operate from small areas in difficult terrain and are expected to enable a wide range of applications, including in the midstream and upstream oil & gas, telecom and emergency response markets, among others.
AATI is also the OEM of the InstiMaps Automated Threat Detection System, a cloud-connected multispectral sensor solution with onboard AI that has been integrated with the Resolute Eagle. InstiMaps offers business and government enterprise customers an end-to-end solution that delivers critical imagery through a cloud-based intelligence gateway to end users across an enterprise in near real time.