Ball Corp.’s [BLL] aerospace business on Friday said it has acquired the engineering cyber firm Wavefront Technologies in a deal that diversifies its business portfolio.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wavefront is headquartered in Maryland near the National Security Agency and has more than 100 systems engineers, software engineers and analysts with security clearances.

Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace & Technologies. Photo: Ball
Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace & Technologies. Photo: Ball

Wavefront has expertise in mission operations, deployment and sustainment, network engineering and security, system engineering and software development, analytics, cyber operations, and project management.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies said the acquisition complements its current workforce and further expands its presence in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

“Our collective, deep subject matter expertise provides tremendous synergies across our defense, intelligence and information solutions business areas, as well as significant opportunities to diversify and grow in existing and adjacent markets,” Rob Strain, president of Ball Aerospace, said in a statement.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems, and radio frequency solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications.