Trimble announced that Delair-Tech acquired its Belgium-based Gatewing Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) engineering and manufacturing business. Delair-Tech intends to grow the acquired business as part of its portfolio. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“This transaction is part of our continuing program to tighten our corporate focus,” said Ron Bisio, vice president of Trimble’s Geospatial Division. “Trimble will remain actively engaged in the market by leveraging its brand-agnostic software technology for a broader range of UAS platforms.”
Gatewing has been reported as part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment. The divestiture will not have a material impact on overall or segment financial results.
In addition, Trimble entered into strategic alliances with Delair-Tech and Microdrones, which will become preferred providers of fixed-wing and multirotor UAS solutions, with Trimble providing software, data processing and deliverables to UAS operators across multiple vertical markets.
The Trimble UX5 HP, now the property of Delair-Tech, features an integrated Trimble GNSS receiver and a selection of camera lenses for system flexibility.