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LAAD 2015: Tekever to take stake in Santos Lab

16th April 2015 - 13:00 GMT | by Darren Lake in Rio de Janeiro

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Portuguese UAV manufacturer Tekever announced at LAAD on 15 April that it has signed a purchase agreement to acquire a ‘significant interest’ in Santos Lab, one of Brazil’s leading UAS manufacturers.

‘Brazil is a strategic country for us,’ Tekever’s COO, Ricardo Mendes, explained to Shephard. ‘It’s a large country with a lot of challenges both terrestrially and in the maritime environment that can be addressed by UAS,’ he added.

Santos Lab already has a significant position in the local market and is providing a small UAS to the Brazilian Navy, which was developed in collaboration with Tekever. The AR2

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