Ceramic Industry News

BAE Systems to Acquire Advanced Ceramics Research (posted 3/17/09)

March 17, 2009
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
With 60 employees, Advanced Ceramics Research produces three UAS platforms and provides related support to the U.S. armed forces.

BAE Systems, Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc., a Tucson, Ariz.-based producer of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and advanced ceramic materials. The transaction is a stock purchase of a private company and will be completed following receipt of regulatory approvals.

“This acquisition will provide BAE Systems with an excellent set of mature, operational products within the small/mini and tactical UAS market,” said Walt Havenstein, president and chief executive officer of BAE Systems. “The addition of these smaller UAS platforms will complement the larger UAS being developed by BAE Systems in the United Kingdom.”

With 60 employees, Advanced Ceramics Research produces three UAS platforms and provides related support capabilities to the U.S. armed forces and civil government agencies. These UAS platforms are supported by the company’s integrated ground control station (iGCS), a ruggedized and weatherized system capable of supporting multiple UAS operations via touch-screens that simultaneously show real-time video.

In addition to its UAS products, Advanced Ceramics Research has the capability to produce ceramic materials with both military and commercial aerospace applications. The company will become part of BAE Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rockville, Md.

Visit www.baesystems.com or www.acrtucson.com for more information.


Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

October 2014 Issue Highlights

Our October 2014 issue is now available!


Manufacturing Day 2014

Manufacturing Day organizers share their insights with Managing Editor Kelsey Seidler.

More Podcasts

Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI January 2015 cover

2015 January

It's our annual Materials Handbook issue, with the ever-popular "Raw & Manufactured Materials Overview" article! Check it out today.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Personal Smartphones

Do you use your personal smartphone or other device to complete tasks for your job?
View Results Poll Archive


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40google+ icon 40px


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!