BERLIN, GERMANY, May 21, 2014—Today at the ILA Berlin Air Show, Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation of Manassas, Virginia, and ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH of Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany announced a teaming agreement to pursue cooperative business opportunities in Germany.
ESG and Aurora expect to work together on specific projects and services, leveraging ESG's premier experience in systems integration, along with Aurora's industry-recognized UAS products and know-how, especially as the leading manufacturer of an operational MALE-class optionally-piloted aircraft, the Centaur OPA.
Aurora CEO Dr. John Langford cited ESG's long track record as the systems integrator of choice for the German military. "ESG is the recognized market-leader in Germany for expert knowledge and systems integration of complex systems," remarked Langford. "Whether cockpit upgrades or complex training systems, ESG has proven themselves to be able to execute world-class technology solutions."
ESG CEO Kai Horten also expressed enthusiasm for the teaming agreement with Aurora. "As an independent systems integrator, ESG identifies the optimum technology solutions to meet users' needs, without trying to force the customer's requirements into pre-existing system solutions," said Horten. "We have identified some of Aurora's technologies and platforms as being ideal for meeting emerging requirements in Germany and even throughout Europe."
About Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences designs and builds aerospace vehicles for commercial and military applications, with a focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Aurora is headquartered in Manassas, VA and operates production facilities in Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS, as well as a Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. Aurora designs and produces innovative UAS as a prime contractor and supplies other aerospace manufacturers with advanced aerospace components. www.aurora.aero.
About ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH
For fifty years, ESG has been one of Germany's leading companies for the development, integration and operation of complex, often security-relevant, electronic and IT systems. ESG is an aviation engineering company in line with EASA Part 21G, EASA Part 21J and LBA Part 145 as well as an approved aviation company for aviation devices for the Bundeswehr. More than 1600 employees around the world provide logistics, system development, training, research and technology for military, government and industry customers. Independent process and technology consultancy is one of ESG's key areas of expertise. By enabling technology transfer between markets, we make the decisive contribution to the added value of our customers. www.esg.de.