An Arlington Capital Partners’ portfolio company, engineering and technology firm AEgis Technologies Group has announced the acquisition of small unmanned aerial systems manufacturer EMRC Heli.
“The acquisition of EMRC Heli to the AEgis platform deepens our offering to our existing markets while enabling us to offer complete platform-to-payload solutions and rapidly integrate new advanced capabilities support to adjacent missions,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of AEgis Technologies Group.
“The recent advancements in our hybrid power units and multi-mission design allow these platforms to address the critical needs of our warfighters across a wide spectrum of ISR, Directed Energy, or even atmospheric phenomenology applications,” Moneymaker added.
AEgis provides a wide spectrum of capabilities in the directed energy community, including development and deployment of novel targets and instrumentation to characterize high-energy laser and high-power microwave directed energy weapon systems.
EMRC’s capabilities enhance AEgis’ directed energy mission area, accelerating the testing and fielding of directed energy weapon systems and expanding the UAS portfolio to support multimission sensor suites, swarm applications and proxy warfare for the warfighter.
Founded in 2010 by Tommy Whitaker, EMRC specializes in the design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing, integration, test and support of multiple fixed and rotary-wing small UAS platforms.
“I’m incredibly proud to join the AEgis team,” Whitaker said. “The cultural, technical, and overall strategic fit is perfect and allows us access to new customers, to accelerate our development, and resources to grow.”