L-3 Communications [LLL] said Thursday it has acquired Mustang Technology Group, expanding its defense and classified business.

L-3 said Mustang would generate $36 million in sales in 2013.

Mustang's Direct Attack Seeker Head and Applications. Photo: Mustang
Mustang’s Direct Attack Seeker Head and Applications. Photo: Mustang

Mustang’ sensors and systems are used in precision-guided weapons, electronic warfare, unmanned systems and other applications. The company’s products include software-defined radar and radio frequency sensors and systems, and it has proprietary capabilities in radar-based seeker, proximity fuze, hostile fire indicating, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor applications.

“Mustang adds key capabilities, technical synergies, proprietary technologies and new customers to L-3’s existing Precision Engagement business in our Electronic Systems segment,” Michael Strianese, L-3’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement. “This is a terrific acquisition, which expands L-3’s DoD and classified business base, and we look forward to integrating Mustang’s technologies into L-3’s existing proprietary fuzing and ordnance and unmanned systems products.”

Mustang is based in Texas and has 115 employees. The company’s products are purchased by the United States military, government agencies and prime contractors.