US: Raytheon Company has acquired privately-held Sensintel, provider of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) solutions to the intelligence and special operations markets. Located in Tucson, Sensintel will become part of Raytheon Company's Missile Systems business.
"Sensintel's expertise in unmanned aircraft systems solutions makes it a natural fit with Raytheon's Advanced Missile Systems product line. The acquisition of Sensintel enhances the growth prospects of our UAS business and the advanced capabilities we can offer our customers,” said Dr Taylor W Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. According to a spokesperson from Raytheon, Sensintel brings additional strong talent, technology, and relationships with the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Office of Naval Research and US Air Force Research Laboratory to Raytheon and its customers. The company is a leader in expendable remote sensing and UAS engineering, serving both government and commercial customers by optimising and integrating mission-specific sensors and sub-systems into manned and unmanned platforms. It also provides training, technical and operational support to military, scientific and commercial sectors.