Kellstrom Defense Acquires Williams Aerospace and Manufacturing

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace (KDA), a California, US-based defense aircraft sustainment company, has announced the acquisition of Williams Aerospace and Manufacturing Inc. (WAM), the company said.

WAM´s manufacturing capabilities will be combined with the current KDA Engineered Products operating segment and will retain the Williams Aerospace and Manufacturing brand identity in the market. WAM has been a long-term Lockheed Martin Hologram Product Program licensee for the P-3 and C-130 and a manufacturer of parts for the C-5, F-16 and other US OEM defense platforms.

Houlihan Lokey Inc. served as financial advisor and placement agent.

WAM has developed a range of proprietary tooling for the manufacture of complex defense aircraft parts as well as strong capabilities in thermoplastic molding, CNC machining and the integration of aerospace and defense aftermarket components. A combination of WAM manufacturing expertise and KDA product design engineering will be deployed to support increased legacy spare parts solutions for the global military aircraft operator community.

Kellstrom Defense Aerospace Inc. (KDA) is a global integrated provider of parts and sustainment solutions for legacy defense aircraft, with a focus on OEM strategic distribution, component repair services and the manufacture of engineered products for military transports, fighter and rotary wing platforms.