- November 17, 2021
The relationship, of strategic importance for both firms' growth, expands Pierce Aerospace's manufacturing capabilities and increases Prudent American's IoT development capabilities.
Nov. 10, 2021 - Pierce Aerospace, developer of state-of-the-art drone Remote ID technology for civilian and military uses, has announced the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities through a partnership with Prudent American Technologies, a premier USA-based contract manufacturer of highly engineered injection molded plastics and precision machined products.
The relationship, of strategic importance for both firms' growth, expands Pierce Aerospace's manufacturing capabilities and increases Prudent American's IoT development capabilities. The team, lead by Prudent American and including Guardian Systems, a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), was recently awarded a U.S. Navy Seaport-NxG contract which gives the firms access to bid on Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) contracts, covering 23 functional areas with procurement in excess of half a billion dollars annually.
Through the partnership, Pierce Aerospace expands its capabilities to build and deliver dual-use Remote ID and Combat ID products with Prudent American's 70 years of manufacturing experience and 100,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities in Lexington, Kentucky and Decatur, Alabama. Prudent American expands their IoT capabilities via Pierce Aerospace's background in IoT development, standards, system integration, and dual-use product innovation.
"Our relationship with Prudent American Technologies increases our ability to manufacture Remote ID solutions globally at the enterprise level - a critical need for both our government and commercial customers and stakeholders," said Aaron Pierce, CEO of Pierce Aerospace. "Further, Prudent American brings a turn-key ITAR compliant manufacturing process that increases our ability to service U.S. and allied government customers in the defense and security sectors. The team at Prudent American is phenomenal to work with and brings the background and experience we look for to assure delivery and success with our customers."
Pierce continued, "Our recent award of the U.S. Navy Seaport-NxG contract provides the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with a unique team to support next generation Battlefield of IoT solutions through the combination of Pierce Aerospace's IoT development and Prudent American's proven practices in rapid and lean manufacturing. This combination provides the U.S. Navy with a winning set of agile capabilities. Pierce Aerospace's engineering leadership comes from U.S. Navy backgrounds with an intimate understanding of customer challenges."
"IoT and big data are transforming virtually all industries, including modern warfare, as organizations gather information through a variety of platforms, from aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles to weapon systems and ground transportation," said Michael Poovey, director of sales at Prudent American Technologies. "To bring these systems to market requires sophisticated technology, complex designs, and rapid production of highly engineered injection molded plastics and precision machined products. The team of Pierce Aerospace, Guardian Systems, and Prudent American has been created to deliver the high quality, made in the USA solutions that are needed to explore new opportunities, mitigate threats, and respond to potentially dangerous situations."
"As a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, we see a bright future with incredible opportunity by partnering with Pierce Aerospace and Prudent American Technologies, allowing us to better serve our military customers," said Wil Busby, CEO of Guardian Systems, LLC.
About Prudent American Technologies, Inc.
Prudent American Technologies, Inc. is a premier American manufacturer of highly engineered plastics and CNC machined metal components. The company delivers high quality solutions for injection molding, assembly, engineering design, product design, process technologies, packaging, and fulfillment. The result of a merger between Molding Solutions, Inc., a thermoplastics contract manufacturer, and Chiptec, LLC, a precision machining contract manufacturer, Prudent American serves customers in the medical, military, aerospace, automotive, firearms, and industrial markets. Prudent American is committed to delivering quality and is certified to ISO 9001:2015, AS9100D, ITAR, ANAB (American National Standards Board), and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) standards.
About Pierce Aerospace
Pierce Aerospace, a Techstars backed company, is a Remote ID service provider focused on practical and robust integration of Remote ID services into the uncrewed systems ecosystem. As an industry leader, Pierce Aerospace serves on the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, ASTM F38 UAS Remote ID Committee, and the FAA's Remote ID Cohort. Funds from the U.S. Air Force and the State of Indiana support Pierce Aerospace's developments in Remote ID, which were nominated as Indiana's Innovation of the Year by Techpoint and awarded first place in Remote ID technology at AUVSI's Xcellence Awards. Pierce Aerospace is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, The Racing Capital of the World.
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