HDT Global, a manufacturer of unmanned platform and expeditionary services across defense, aerospace and government markets and a portfolio company of Nexus Capital Management LP, has purchased Aviation Ground Equipment Corp., an aviation ground support equipment manufacturer and distributor that serves the military and commercial industries.

AGEC manufactures equipment including land-based and shipboard portable ground power units (GPUs) and portable universal load banks (ULBs). The acquisition of AGEC willows HDT to offer aircraft ground power and thermal management support to military aircraft programs, including F35 Lightning and B21 Raider.

“The alignment of AGEC and HDT under the Nexus umbrella allows us to maintain our strong performance on existing programs, while growing to meet the requirements of our new business supporting the Air Force,” says Barry Spilka, AGEC president and CEO.