Aero Precision acquires Kellstrom Defense to strengthen military aftermarket business

California-based military aviation aftermarket distributor Aero Precision has announced it has acquired Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., an aftermarket sustainment solutions provider, headquartered in El Segundo, California, the company said.

Aero Precision said through this acquisition, it expands its military aftermarket distribution businesses, including repair and overhaul, manufacturing, engineering services and logistics management.

Aero Precision and Kellstrom Defense serve a broad portfolio of military aircraft platforms such as C-130, UH-60, F-15, F-16 and F-18. This new bundle of parts and services creates an opportunity to streamline logistics management across the combined organization.

The combination will give Aero Precision access to more legacy aircraft such as the B707 (military applications include E-8/JSTARS and E-3), F-5 and P-3, as well as additional OEM partnerships.

Aero Precision Holdings LP, comprised of DAC International Inc., NASAM Inc. and Aero Precision Industries, LLC, is owned by a Fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners.