Aeryon Labs Launches Aeryon Defense USA, Inc.
Dedicated Defense Company to Deliver the Next-Generation of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems to the United States Department of Defense and Other Federal Agencies.
February 1, 2018
DENVER – February 1, 2018 – Aeryon Labs Inc., the world’s leading provider of high-performance, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) for military, public safety, and commercial customers, today launched Aeryon Defense USA, Inc.
Based in Denver, Colorado, Aeryon Defense is an approved U.S. defense contractor delivering the next-generation of advanced sUAS to U.S. military forces and government agencies.
“For over a decade, top militaries around the world have relied on Aeryon to provide unmatched intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities in a ruggedized, portable, sUAS. Launching Aeryon Defense was a natural evolution of the demand we are seeing from our U.S. clients,” said William McHale, Chief Executive Officer of Aeryon Labs. “With Aeryon Defense, we can directly support the recently-released U.S. Defense Strategy to modernize command and control assets and ISR capabilities, and introduce advanced autonomous systems in a rapid and innovative manner.”
Led by Tom Jackson, a retired U.S. Marine Corps Officer and AH-1W Super Cobra pilot, Aeryon Defense has assembled a team of proven military UAS experts who understand the current and future threat environment, and are equipped with the resources to deliver innovative solutions to meet the needs of defense and federal users for years to come.
“What makes Aeryon Defense different than our competitors is our unique relationship with military and federal agency customers and an ability to respond quickly to their needs,” said Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Aeryon Defense. “We know having a man-portable, multi-role, persistent ISR and tactical asset is invaluable to our end users. Stay tuned for the launch of a new family of sUAS, developed directly from user feedback, that will deliver the next level of flight performance, payload flexibility, mission versatility and more.”
Aeryon Labs and Aeryon Defense are backed by Summit Partners, a leading private equity firm that invested $60 million in the company in 2015. This investment further strengthened Aeryon’s commitment to support the Department of Defense, which has increasingly partnered with high-growth technology companies to solve mission-critical problems for the warfighter.
For more information about Aeryon Defense, visit www.aeryondefense.us and stop by the Aeryon Defense booth 514 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems show February 6-8 in National Harbor, MD.
About Aeryon Labs
Aeryon Labs, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of high-performance, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and software for military, public safety, and commercial customers. Aeryon’s battle-tested sUAS set the standard for real-time, secure, aerial intelligence across a wide range of mission-critical applications from covert tactical missions, to search and rescue operations, to commercial inspections and more. Aeryon drones are deployed with over 20 militaries and in daily use with customers in over 30 countries. Visit www.aeryon.com to learn more.
About Aeryon Defense
Aeryon Defense USA, Inc. is an approved U.S. defense contractor delivering the next-generation of high-performance, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and software to U.S. military forces and government agencies. Building off Aeryon’s battle-tested sUAS, Aeryon Defense partners with the Department of Defense to develop mission-specific solutions for specialized payloads, enhanced command and control, greater network interoperability and more. Based in Denver, Colorado, the Aeryon Defense team has the military UAS experts and resources needed to deliver innovative, multi-role sUAS that empower the modern warfighter. Visit www.aeryondefense.us to learn more.