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AEVEX Aerospace Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Taiwan’s AIDC

SAN DIEGO, CA. June 17, 2024— AEVEX Aerospace announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Taiwan’s Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) to explore future partnering efforts in unmanned systems. This agreement marks a significant step in strengthening ties between the two organizations, aiming to enhance US and Taiwan security interests through strategic cooperation.

AEVEX Aerospace is known for its specialization in unmanned aerial systems, with a broad range of products including combat-proven tactical drones, unmanned surface vessels, navigation systems, and aircraft engineering. AIDC’s robust mass manufacturing capabilities impressed AEVEX representatives during visits to Taiwan’s production plants in December 2023 and April 2024, further solidifying the potential for a strong partnership.

AEVEX CEO Brian Raduenz and AIDC Chairman Hu Kai-hung (胡開宏) expressed their enthusiasm for the collaboration, which seeks to leverage AEVEX’s expertise in the design, manufacture, and integration of unmanned systems with AIDC’s extensive experience in mass production capabilities.

“This MOU signals a definitive step forward in combining our respective strengths,” Raduenz said. “We are excited to move forward and address potential areas of cooperation that support the security interests of both the United States and Taiwan.”

The MOU was signed during a ceremony in the United States, reflecting the growing importance of international partnerships in the defense and aerospace sectors. This collaboration is seen as an opportunity for like-minded partners to work together and innovate in response to evolving security challenges.

The MOU aims to eventually establish an unmanned aerial vehicle supply chain base in Taiwan, with AIDC leading domestic aerospace suppliers in providing comprehensive support in software, hardware, and logistics. This collaboration is expected to position both AEVEX and AIDC as key players in the international drone manufacturing industry. Both companies look forward to a fruitful partnership that will enhance their technological capabilities and market presence, ultimately contributing to the security and economic prosperity of the US and Taiwan.

About AEVEX Aerospace
AEVEX Aerospace supports U.S. and partner nation security objectives by providing full-spectrum aviation and technology-based solutions. The company’s expanded capabilities include a wide variety of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), a combat-proven portfolio of loitering munitions, and a family of multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USV). These additions complement AEVEX’s offerings in custom design & engineering, manned/unmanned aircraft modification & certification, sensor integration & sustainment, and other fielded solutions, including advanced intelligence analysis and tailored mission-system tools. AEVEX is headquartered in Solana Beach, California, with other major locations in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia.

About AIDC AIDC Aerospace
Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) is a leading innovator in the aerospace and defense industry, dedicated to the research, development, and production of advanced aviation systems and technologies. With a commitment to excellence and a history of delivering high-quality, reliable solutions, AIDC plays a crucial role in enhancing national security and advancing aerospace capabilities worldwide.

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