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Canada Pavilion
Gryphon Sensors
Fischer Connectors
DRS Technologies
Centerstate CEO
Textron Systems
UK Pavilion


Coordinates Magazine
Defense House Publishing
Defense News and C4ISR
Defense Daily
EE Catalog
Electronics Valley
Expansion Solutions
Flight International
Flight Global
GIM International
GPS World
IHS Jane's
Inside GNSS
Marine Technology
Microwave Journal
Military Embedded Systems
Nuts and Volts
Ocean News & Technology
Point of Beginning
Robotics Tomorrow
Rotor Drone
Rotorcraft Pro
Rotor and Wing
Servo Magazine
Sea Power
Sea Technology
Tactical Defense Media
UAS Magazine
Unmanned Tech Solutions
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ACE - Applied Composites Engineering  

Indianapolis,  IN 
United States
  • Booth: 930

ACE specializes in advanced composite design, tooling, and manufacture. Engineering design services include composite structural design, FEA, reverse engineering, and material testing. Laser guidance system, large Ø autoclaves up to 6.5', and highly accurate 5-axis CNC routers highlight manufacturing capabilities. 

 Press Releases

  • PR Web May 4, 2016 – While working under subcontract to Altavian under their prime contract W911QY-13-D-0074 with the PMUAS, Applied Composites Engineering manufactured complete composite structures that underwent testing by the US Army. “We are excited about how well the Raven composite parts performed and are ready to provide value as a competitive second source for these parts” said ACE’s CEO Leigh Sargent. “The Puma flight surfaces have now been fully qualified and we should have the fuselage qualified in the next couple months” continued Sargent.

    “We are extremely pleased with ACE’s performance as a subcontractor on this challenging program” said Altavian CEO John Perry. “ACE has an impressive past performance in unmanned systems including manufacturing critical composite structures for General Atomics Unmanned Systems for more than a decade and providing AAI’s tooling for the new Shadow M2.” continued Perry.

    “ACE has done a complete Unmanned Aircraft for a foreign customer and is working under subcontract to complete work on two additional PM UAS unmanned aircraft,” said Sargent. “We feel very comfortable in the design, development, and manufacturing of unmanned systems and we provide a lot of value to the US Army and our partners” Sargent added.

    Applied Composites Engineering is an AS 9100 compliant manufacturers and one of fewer than 100 companies that is also NADCAP compliant for composites.  ACE is also a Licensed FAA repair station which specializes in repairing complex structures like Radomes from large commercial aircraft to Business Jets. ACE manufactures and distributes over 200 composite parts for Augusta Westland Rotorcraft and is a supplier to Bell Helicopter on a number of military and commercial programs.

    ACE, a privately held Indianapolis, Indiana based small business that has been in business for over 30 years. For more information go to our website at www.appliedcomposites.com

    Altavian Inc., a privately held small business based in Florida, designs and manufactures advanced small unmanned aircraft systems for both the commercial and defense sectors.

    Web Search Criteria

    Category: Aerospace and Defense

    Tags: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Army, Military, DOD, Aircraft, Composites


    Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, ACE was co-founded in 1982 by Leigh and Donna Sargent. ACE is focused on the aviation market utilizing over 30 years of composite and sheet metal technology experience to apply to commercial aircraft, rotary aircraft and UAVs. With a proven MRO track record, ACE’s capabilities also span into new manufacturing, including reverse engineering and custom design, tooling and fabrication. ACE is an FAA/EASA Repair Station and provides repair, service and testing to regional, business and large commercial customers, including AOG service. ACE lives by its motto – Right & On Time – and makes that promise to each of its customers. For more information about ACE, please visit www.AppliedComposites.com


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    VP Sales and Marketing


    P: 317-243-4225

    C: 317-270-4898



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