MAG Aerospace boosts naval UAV presence with Ausley acquisition

Virginia-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance specialist MAG Aerospace (MAG) has acquired Ausley Associates to boost its naval unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services offering.

Illustration: US Navy photo of an MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle

MAG said the acquisition adds over 200 system engineering, program management, and logistics professionals to MAG’s team of UAS and aviation experts, expanding their service offerings to the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, MD (PAX River).

Ausley is specialized in providing customers with advanced procurement and program development, as well as unmanned aviation systems lifecycle and configuration management to the NAVAIR community.

With technical expertise in engineering and systems analysis, Ausley gathered experience across multiple Navy and joint platforms such as 5th-generation fighter programs (F-35). The Navy’s Program Executive Office, Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons (PEO (U&W)) recently selected Ausley as one of four primes to pursue competitive task orders under a potential $205 million, five-year contract for program management.

“Ausley is a towering name in the NAVAIR industry which has earned itself respect through 20+ years of rigorous work and proven methodology,” said Joe Fluet, MAG CEO. “Ausley’s addition gives MAG the capability to further its services to the Navy and associated aviation customers. We are proud to have Ausley join MAG’s team, bringing together two groups of dedicated and experienced professionals making the world smaller and safer.”