Press Release:  LSI acquires Aerial Delivery Solutions

Press Release: LSI acquires Aerial Delivery Solutions

Life Support International (LSI) reinforces its manufacturing, development, and engineering business segments with the acquisition of innovative parachute company, Aerial Delivery Solutions (ADS).

Press Release | November 27th, 2023 

On November 27th, Life Support International, Inc. (LSI), a global specialist in safety, survival, and rescue equipment for aerospace and defense, announces the acquisition of Aerial Delivery Solutions (ADS), a highly experienced company specializing in parachute system design, manufacturing, testing, and engineering.

The acquisition will boost LSI’s manufacturing capability, and technical and R&D resources, while accelerating its development of innovative aerial delivery systems. The consolidation of the two companies is based on their complementary strengths in design, engineering, and technology, as well as their shared mission of providing solutions for survival.

ADS is an innovative and dedicated company with over 50 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of aerial delivery equipment.  ADS’s ability to quickly manufacture, cut, and sew prototypes for short turnaround, high paced projects make it a market leader in this specialized field.

The combination of LSI and ADS marks a new milestone in the development of LSI’s manufacturing and design capabilities. Through this acquisition, LSI affirms its growth ambitions and positions itself as a leader in the design and development of aerial delivery systems for a variety of payloads and missions.

Greg Yerkes, LSI President, commented: “The merger between LSI and ADS is very complimentary and fully in line with our growth plans. I’m convinced that the two teams’ combined expertise and skills will stimulate innovation and the growth of our aerial delivery and parachute systems solutions.  Our teams have worked extremely well together for many years, and this merger reinforces our combined desire to grow and continue to offer unique and innovative solutions to our global customer base.”  Scott Hilton of ADS added: “This merger allows ADS and LSI the opportunity to grow and expand on the things that individually we do well. Combining our talents will enhance our market reach and enable us to serve our current customers more fully.”


About LSI

Serving the world's aviation, marine, and tactical communities, Life Support International (LSI) is a unique company specializing in providing the finest safety equipment, survival accessories, search and rescue systems, and protective clothing. LSI is both a manufacturer and distributor of US Mil-Spec, FAA & USCG approved life support equipment.

About ADS

Aerial Delivery Solutions, LLC provides engineering, development, and manufacturing services for parachute systems. ADS specializes in research and development engineering, parachute system design, parachute system testing, program management, small batch prototyping and build to print.



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