Groupe Gorgé, via their subsidiary ECA S.A., has acquired French UAV copter provider Infotron for €2.5 million and 375,000 shares of ECA – a combined value of around $10 million. The acquisition supplements ECA’s line of unmanned underwater and aerial devices and systems with a proven line of mini helicopter-type vertical takeoff drones.
Infotron has patented their copter and sold over €2 million of them in 2013. They specialize in professional drones for military or civilian inspection, detection and identification applications, using a variety of detection systems.
Both ECA and Infotron serve the military/defense industry not only in France but throughout the world.