Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 10, 2020 – Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division has acquired Inter-Coastal Electronics, Inc. (ICE), a privately owned corporation headquartered in Mesa, AZ.
For over 30 years, ICE has been a leading provider of live training and test instrumentation systems. ICE designs, manufactures, and supports complex instrumentation ecosystems supporting strategic military training objectives. As the primary source for the Apache helicopter’s live training capability, ICE is a global supplier and recognized domain leader.
ICE will join Arotech Training and Simulation Division’s FAAC Incorporated. The entities share a dedication to quality creative technical solutions and a capable workforce motivated to continually advance the state of the art in training solutions. The addition of ICE expands Arotech Training and Simulation’s aviation solution set and adds a vertically integrated manufacturing capability. Synergetic overlap with existing customers and the ability to provide a broader spectrum of training solutions will be beneficial as FAAC expands into the rest of the 21st century.
“I am excited by the opportunities this acquisition presents for ICE’s employees and the resources it avails,” said Shawn Kirkpatrick, President of ICE. “I am confident that we are joining an organization that shares our common spirit and drive, enabling us to build upon our legacy of success.”
“The addition of ICE to the Arotech Training and Simulation Division family not only extends our product offerings but significantly increases the capabilities of the organization,” said Kurt Flosky, President of FAAC and of the Arotech Training and Simulation Division. “These combined capacities and the talented staff behind them will enable opportunities for growth as we continue to serve our current customers and seek to add new ones.”
Arotech’s Training and Simulation Division (ATSD) provides world-class simulation based solutions. ATSD develops, manufactures, and markets advanced high-tech multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force, and operator training simulations for military, law enforcement, security, municipal and private industry personnel. The division’s fully interactive operator training systems feature state-of-the-art vehicle simulator technology enabling training in situation awareness, risk analysis and decision-making, emergency reaction and avoidance procedures, conscientious equipment operation, and crew coordination. The division’s use-of-force training products and services allow organizations to train their personnel in safe, productive, and realistic environments. The division supplies pilot decision-making support software for the F-15, F-16, F-18, F-22, and F-35 aircraft, simulation models for the ACMI/TACTS air combat training ranges, and Air-Refueling Boom Arm simulators. The divisions live training and test instrumentation system provides aircraft, including the Apache helicopter, with an immersive networked training environment. The division also provides consulting and developmental support for engineering and research simulation solutions.
Arotech Training and Simulation Division consists of FAAC Incorporated (www.faac.com), Inter-costal Electronics (www.inter-coastal.com), MILO Range Training Systems (www.milorange.com), and Realtime Technologies (www.simcreator.com).
Arotech Corporation is a defense and security company engaged in two business areas: training and simulation, and power systems. Arotech is incorporated in Delaware, with corporate offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and research, development and production subsidiaries in Michigan, Arizona, South Carolina, and Israel. For more information on Arotech, please visit Arotech’s website at www.arotech.com. Corporate Relations Contact: Scott Schmidt Scott.Schmidt@arotechusa.com 800-281-0356