AeroVironment acquires PlanckAeroVironment Acquires Planck Aerosystems

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M Crosby

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Today, intelligent multi-domain robotic systems leader AeroVironment, Inc. announced its acquisition of advanced unmanned aircraft navigation solutions provider Planck Aerosystems.

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The small San Diego-based company will be acquired by AeroVironment’s Petaluma-based medium unmanned aircraft systems (MUAS) business segment in order to integrate its flight autonomy solutions like ACE (Autonomous Control Engine) to allow for safe, autonomous takeoff and landing from mobile platforms in areas lacking GPS….