Arlington Capital Partners on Tuesday said it has created Eqlipse Technologies

, a platform company formed through acquisitions of other companies that have capabilities in full-spectrum cyber and signals intelligence engineering, digital operations and identity management, and research and development.

Eqlipse, which is based in Northern Virginia, has more than 600 employees, including more than 115 PhDs, and has more than $200 million in annual sales. ACP said that 45 percent of the company’s employees have advanced degrees.

David Wodlinger, a managing partner at ACP, told Defense Daily that Eqlipse has an unusually high number of PhDs for the size of the company.

The new company is made up of some prior acquisitions that ACP did not disclose as well as UES Inc., a 45-year-old Dayton, Ohio-based science and technology company that brings 200 employees and does a significant amount of its work with the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson, AFB.

“This partnership will allow us to continue to serve our R&D services customers in the same manner as we have in the past, while providing substantial investment into transitioning technologies,” Nina Joshi, president and CEO of UES, said in a statement. “It also gives us new tools to identify gaps in our current technical areas that can be used to develop new research ideas and allows us to expand into new markets.”

UES has expertise in materials and processes, aerospace power and propulsion technologies, biological and nanotechnologies, photonics and electronics, applied sciences, and integrative health and performance sciences.

Joshi will continue to lead the advanced R&D effort at Eqlipse.

Eqlipse is led by CEO Dennis Kelly, who previously led the communications, computing and cyber company Iomaxis, which serves commercial and federal clients.

“As technology evolves and our infrastructure increasingly shifts to a digital domain, cybersecurity becomes an even more critical component of our national security,” Kelly said in a statement. “Eqlipse was created to provide an operational advantage to our customers as their missions evolve to new, virtual battlefields.”

Eqlipse also has a location in Annapolis Junction, Md., near the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.