Expertise in providing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the intelligence and special operations markets is a key reason that Raytheon has purchased Tucson-based Sensintel. It will become part of Raytheon’s Missile Systems business, also located in Tucson.
Sensintel already has established relationships with the Special Operations Command Office of Naval Research and U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to Raytheon and its customers. In addition to its work in expendable remote sensing and UAS engineering, the company also provides training, and technical and operational support to military, scientific and commercial sectors.
Sensintel acquired BAE Unmanned Aircraft Programs Business Unit from BAE Systems in June 2013. The privately held company now has approximately 50 employees. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.