The private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners on Thursday said it has formed a new defense company, BlueHalo, through the acquisition of five other defense companies.
On its website, BlueHalo says it is “purpose-built” to provide capabilities in space superiority, directed energy, missile defense, C4ISR, and cyber and intelligence mission solutions. The company is led by Jonathan Moneymaker, who is also CEO of The Aegis Technologies Group, which was acquired by Arlington Capital in October 2019.
Aegis Technologies provides engineering solutions in space superiority, directed energy, missile defense, electronic warfare, cyber, C4ISR and intelligence. Previously, the company acquired EMRC Heli, a provider of small unmanned aircraft systems for targets and platform. Aegis earlier this year acquired Excivity, which develops software and hardware for cyber and intelligence mission areas.
BlueHalo also consists of Applied Technology Associates, which has capabilities in directed energy weapons, including for counter-drone operations, laser communications, space situational awareness, advanced radio frequency systems, and small satellite services.
Brilligent Solutions has also joined BlueHalo, providing solutions for radar exploitation and analysis support, software mission planning applications, and engineering and technical services. The company also supports the Air Force National Air and Space Intelligence Center, providing measurement and signature expertise used in gathering intelligence on foreign air, space and missile technologies.
“Changing the landscape of our national security posture and developing capabilities that have never been offered before requires bringing together the highest end products and elite talent,” Moneymaker said in a statement. “At BlueHalo, our employees will have access to new and impactful programs and missions across the fields of directed energy, radar, SIGINT, laser comm, electro-optics, and complex space systems, as well as investments to accelerate both growth and innovation.”
David Wodlinger, a partner at Arlington Capital, said in a statement that “BlueHalo will have the capabilities, infrastructure, and resources to rival the largest companies combined with the innovation, responsiveness, and world-class talent to provide superior solutions for our customers’ most challenging and complex missions.”
Arlington Capital also said of BlueHalo it will “invest heavily in technical talent, differentiated engineering and manufacturing facilities, and proprietary technology solutions as the company embarks on its next phase of growth.”