Italy: Selex Galileo Acquires UTRI

Italian company Selex Galileo reported it has acquired Unmanned Technologies Research Institute, a provider of mini-micro unmanned aircraft systems.

UTRI, which has headquarters in Trieste, Italy, is recognized in Europe for its excellence in unmanned technology. Selex Galileo is a provider of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, with its Falco vehicle representing Europe’s only UAS system exported to date. Selex Galileo’s portfolio of unmanned aircraft systems ranges from mini-micro to tactical UAS. The acquisition of UTRI will allow Selex Galileo to further reinforce its UAS capability by leveraging on the growing mini-micro market, it said.

Selex said highlights from the range of new products Selex Galileo will be able to offer include the operational 14 pound mini Vertical Take Off and Landing UAS “ASIO,” which features a unique “perch and stare” capability, the micro fixed-wing Crex-B UAS that weighs 4.5 pounds and the ducted-fan VTOL technology Spyball micro UAS.

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