US technology company ACR Group continues to expand its portfolio of businesses that deliver satellite communications and assured positioning, navigation and timing solutions for the aerospace, government, marine and outdoor markets. Its latest acquisition is Blue Sky Network, a leading developer of satellite tracking systems and two-way communication for aviation, marine and land-based mobile assets.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Blue Sky Network currently serves over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries. It joins a growing list of ACR Group companies that includes ACR Electronics, Flight Data Systems, FreeFlight Systems, Latitude Technologies, NAL Research, Skytrac and others.
According to its new owner, Blue Sky Network will retain its existing management team, products and brand, as well as its engineering and sales capabilities.
David Knowles, ACR Group’s president and CEO, commented: “The importance of reliability and connectivity is paramount for austere environments. Blue Sky Network brings industry-leading innovation and answers that solve these challenges for each of our core market segments within the ACR Group. We are excited at the capabilities this acquisition will bring to the ACR Group and its technology brands.”
Tucker Morrison, CEO of Blue Sky Network, said: “Blue Sky Network is proud to be part of the ACR Group of brands and products. We share a passion for evolving the customer experience and the importance of remote communications. In joining the ACR Group, we are extending our offering of satcom solutions across industries and market sectors, providing customers with customised and reliable connectivity around the globe.”