Unmanned systems developer PAE ISR has been accepted into the Virginia Economic Development Partnership's Global Defense Program, the company announced today.
The one-year export acceleration program is designed to assist well-established aerospace and defense companies based in Virginia to diversify their businesses by expanding into foreign markets. To participate, companies must meet both quantitative and qualitative selection criteria.
"Acceptance into the GDP presents a valuable opportunity for PAE ISR," said Chris Corgnati, Sterling, VA-based PAE ISR's 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, according to PAE ISR. These private-sector service providers contribute 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."