Elevate Your Capabilities

We support those at the tip of the spear with the highest caliber equipment and unmatched customer service

Capabilities

Aquila International supports U.S. and International Military, Special Operations, Law Enforcement, Security, Counter-Narcotics, and Humanitarian missions worldwide. Our equipment expertise, peerless customer service, and contracting solutions help our client’s efficiently meet their needs.

We ease our client’s acquisition pain points by offering multiple procurement options and supporting the entire process, as necessary: identifying contract channels and specifications, equipment sourcing, purchasing, licensing, program management, warranty, logistics and training support. We elevate our customer’s capabilities with clear, persistent communication, depth of industry knowledge, and a diverse partner network.

Products

We offer total mission support — our specialized, collaborative expertise and measured approach ensures results exceed your expectations.

Our strong, diverse partnerships with the world’s finest and most respected manufacturers prepare and equip our customers to help meet their mission needs.

Our equipment expertise covers:

  • Tactical & Duty Gear
  • Tailored Operational Equipment Kits
  • Weapons & Munitions
  • Passenger & Specialty Vehicles
  • C4ISR & Technology Solutions

Logistics

We understand our customers need comprehensive, tailored logistics solutions to be fully mission capable:

  • Supply Chain & Lifecycle Support
  • Kitting Solutions
  • Warehousing Capabilities
  • Custom Transportation
  • Export Compliance

Training

Aquila International knows humans are more important than hardware. We believe elite training is a pre-requisite to mission success. Our diverse training team of experienced professionals stands ready to elevate your unit’s capabilities.

Our specialized training solutions cover the following focus areas:

  • Special Operations
  • Maritime & Air Operations
  • Counter Narcotics & Counter Terrorism
  • EOD & CBRN
  • Sniper
  • Security & VIP Protection

Expertise

Foreign Military Sales

Foreign Military Sales (FMS) are growing quickly as the U.S.-industry preferred method for selling products and services abroad. For companies in a solid position as US DoD providers but new to exporting, FMS offers huge logistical & contractual benefits:

  • U.S. DoD serves as a go-between in an international FMS transaction.
  • The final customer is a foreign military, but the U.S. defense company deals primarily with the U.S. DoD.
  • The DoD handles all the logistics associated with the international sale, including permits, transportation, and payments.
  • Allows for a broader customer base, reduces inherent risks in direct commercial international sales, better facilitates planning, and reduces the administrative burden of doing business internationally.
  • FMS’s inherent “Total Package Approach” ensures the end user is getting not only the product, but also the training, spares and maintenance tools required to operate and support the equipment.

Our deep knowledge of the FMS process allows us to act as the prime contractor, sub-contractor, or consultant depending on the customers’ specific requirements or the FMS capabilities of our industry partners.

International Sales & Distribution

Most U.S. manufacturers want to expand their sales channels internationally but are hesitant due to market entry costs, language barriers, long sales cycles and many other inherent risks.

We provide elite support to US companies with overseas aspirations – our experience and qualifications will mitigate the risks of entering foreign markets.

Our capabilities include:

  • Extensive, proven sales network
  • Contract expertise in direct commercial sales (DCS) and foreign military sales (FMS)
  • Commercial distribution channels
  • Tailored logistics
  • Export and import compliance
 

Contracting

Aquila International’s diverse network of industry partners allows us to develop tailored solutions for our customers and OEM partners, where we can address each unique acquisition requirement in the most effective manner.

Our innovative solutions accomplish the following for our customers:

  • Relieve frustrations with standard contracting cycles
  • More accurately forecast acquisition plans
  • Procure critical equipment/services in a timelier manner
  • Increase operational effectiveness

We understand you need multiple strategies to achieve mission success & here are some tools we can bring to the fight:

  • Aquila’s GSA Schedule 47QSWA20D009B
  • DLA Prime Vendors
  • Government Wide Acquisition Contracts
  • Sole Source or Small Business Set Asides
  • Custom Kit Solutions

About Us

Aquila International formed in 2016 to better support those at the tip of the spear. We supply, design, & develop gear military units use to succeed. We tirelessly support our end users & industry partners and give back to those who preserve our freedom.

We have 100 years of combined experience serving the military and supporting government customers. We recognize the difficulties inherent to government contracting and make it our mission to craft effective procurement solutions for our clients and supply the highest quality products from our U.S. vendor partners.

Compliance is critical in our business, and we operate according to our core values. We are registered with the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) as a U.S. Broker and Exporter for defense articles and services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to elevate your capabilities. We understand your needs, so we have aligned our operations to provide the elite support you deserve. We operate according to the following truths:

  • Humans are more important than hardware
  • Quality is better than quantity
  • Preparation is critical to mission success – people cannot be mass produced nor created after the emergencies occur

Our Values

  • Be Honest & Respectful
  • Maintain Integrity
  • Commitment to Excellence & Customer Success

Our Performance

  • 40+ U.S. Military and Agency Commands Supported
  • 30+ International Military and National Police Units Supported from over 20 Countries
 

Executive Team

Todd Kelsey

Todd Kelsey

Todd has worked in the Security, Defense and Military sector of U.S. Government sales since 2007. He uses this experience at Aquila International to craft creative contracting solutions for our U.S. Special Operations, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Department of State clients. He graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Methodist College and serves as an Executive Board Member for the Task Force Dagger Special Operations Foundation, non-profit supporting US Special Operations members and their families.

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David Hallaran

David Hallaran

Prior to forming Aquila International, David served 12 years as a US Navy SEAL. He graduated with a B.S. in Financial Management and worked in several finance & business development roles for various organizations following an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy. At Aquila International, he focuses primarily on strategic operations & international programs. He lives in the Lake Tahoe area with his family and enjoys hockey & outdoor activities – motorcycling, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, shooting, camping, etc.

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Matias Maloberti

Matias Maloberti

Matias served for 12 years in the Argentine Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. Upon his honorable discharge, Matias earned an MBA and coordinated U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) at the U.S. Military Group in Quito, Ecuador. He founded LMDefense, LLC in 2012 to provide Security Cooperation consulting services to U.S. companies. In 2016, Matias joined his partners to take Aquila International’s FMS capabilities to a new level.

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