STERLING, Va., March 26, 2018 - --PAE ISR is pleased to announce its acceptance into the Virginia Economic Development Partnership's (VEDP) Global Defense Program (GDP). The GDP is a one-year program designed to assist well-established Aerospace and Defense companies to diversify their business base by expanding into foreign markets. To participate, businesses must meet both quantitative and qualitative selection criteria.
"Acceptance into the GDP presents a valuable opportunity for PAE ISR," said Chris Corgnati, PAE ISR chief operating officer. "VEDP's expertise in accessing international markets will help reduce our barriers to entry and give us an opportunity to gain an advantage over our competitors."
The GDP provides selected companies with access to export planning services and assistance from a team of experienced international service providers to help meet their international goals. These private sector service providers contribute essential expertise to assist companies in executing export plans and include attorneys, web designers, translators, accountants and freight forwarders.
"We are excited to work with a company that is part of an industry primed for incredible growth," said Paul Grossman, vice-president of International Trade at VEDP. "As the use of unmanned aerial systems continues to rapidly increase, more and more industries around the world will utilize them in their day-to-day operations. We look forward to working with PAE ISR as we explore these growth opportunities across global markets.
The Commonwealth of Virginia exports more than $34 billion in goods and services annually. Exports of Virginia's products and services to the world are vital to the growth of the Commonwealth, supporting more than 232,000 jobs and generating $2 billion in tax revenue. VEDP offers numerous programs to assist Virginia companies with selling in the global marketplace and has a network of international market research consultants covering more than 70 countries around the globe.
About PAE ISR
PAE ISR, LLC a joint venture of PAE, American Operations Corporation (AOC), and Battlespace Flight Services, LLC (BFS), that provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions and services to U.S. government agencies, NATO and other international organizations. As a lead systems integrator and full-service provider for unmanned aerial systems, PAE ISR has significant experience in system integration, test and evaluation, operations and maintenance, logistics, training, deployment support, and leased UAS services.