Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has
completed its acquisition of Schweizer Aircraft Corporation.
Schweizer speciales in the light helicopter, reconnaissance
aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) markets.
Schweizer will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky.
The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The purchase of
Schweizer strengthens Sikorsky's capabilities in the Unmanned
Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market, a key component in the Pentagon's
System-of-Systems concept, which integrates surveillance,
information, battle management and precision strike systems.
It also broadens Sikorsky's portfolio to include light
rotorcraft and fixed-wing reconnaissance product lines.