Lockheed Martin Acquires Chandler/May

Alabama company will enable Lockheed Martin to enhance unmanned systems capabilities


The demand for unmanned systems continues to grow as a means to provide the defense and civil communities and commercial entities with more agile, flexible, interoperable, and quickly deployable cutting-edge technology. To help meet this need, and enhance current offerings, Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems & Sensors business has acquired Chandler/May, Inc.

As a proven ground control station integrator, Chandler/May delivers hundreds of integrated command and control shelters and portable ground control stations in support of U.S. Army unmanned aerial system (UAS) programs. They have also produced over 2,200 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), including Desert Hawk as a supplier for Lockheed Martin, and developed a fully integrated UAS, consisting of the Fury® UAV, SharkFin® Mission & Flight Control System and Tactical Air Vehicle Control System.

“Chandler/May’s expertise in ground control systems and the manufacturing of unmanned systems will enhance Lockheed Martin’s offerings to current and future government and commercial customers,” said Dale P. Bennett, president, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors.

Posted on November 13, 2012