New ownership will enable San Diego company to expand its global reach for its rugged computer systems to defense and industrial customers
Chassis Plans’ rugged and custom solutions for computer hardware and displays will provide Aeronautics with complete end to end solutions for its integrated products in the US and throughout its global operations.
“In return, this acquisition gives Chassis Plans access to Aeronautics’ global markets, investment in new products, infrastructure and to leverage their supply chain, so that Chassis Plans can provide better support and value to its customers,” says Michael McCormack, CEO & President of Chassis Plans, “Chassis Plans will be staying in our San Diego offices and plans on expanding its product offering and services on a global basis.
Aeronautics provides innovative and ground-breaking solutions to the defense products markets through its Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) solutions. As one of the largest defense companies in Israel, Aeronautics sees its acquisition of Chassis Plans as a perfect fit to its portfolio of companies.
“The acquisition of Chassis Plans enables us to operate in the US and get combined orders from both Israel and US customers,” according to Aeronautics CEO Amos Matan. “Aeronautics plans to utilize its global marketing and sales infrastructure for the acquired company’s products, and also to expand Chassis Plans’ activity.”
About Aeronautics Ltd
Since its foundation as an Israeli hi-tech incubator and technology startup in 1997, Aeronautics has grown to become a world leader in the field of UAS-based defense and security. Among Aeronautics achievements were the first ‘pay per view’ UAS outsourcing service awarded by the IDF in 2000, fielding Mini UAS in maritime applications, the introduction of the Small Tactical UAS category with Orbiter 3 in 2009, and the conversion of general aviation aircraft (DA42) into a Medium-Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) drone in 2011.
About Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans is a designer and manufacturer of rugged computers, LCD displays, storage arrays that are designed and assembled in the USA for Military and Industrial applications. Chassis Plans was founded by Dave Lippincott and Steve Travis in 1997 and has been at the forefront of Rugged and Custom Computer and LCD technology serving the DoD and Industrial markets. Chassis Plans will continue to support its customers under the Chassis Plans name and offering widening solutions in the future.