BlueHalo has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Design and Development Engineering Services Corporation to expands the Arlington Capital Partners company’s space-qualified hardware, laser communications systems and directed energy capabilities.
“DDES has established itself as a leader in developing space-qualified hardware and we are incredibly excited to partner with the DDES management team as we expand our space manufacturing capabilities and continue to provide unique, world-class solutions for our customers,” Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of BlueHalo, said in a statement published Tuesday.
“The alignment of culture between BlueHalo and DDES of inspired engineering of complex solutions will continue to attract the nation’s top talent as we remain focused on missions critical to national security. BlueHalo is leading the transformation of modern warfare and the acquisition of DDES is an important addition as we continue to grow organically into new mission areas,’ added Moneymaker.
BlueHalo is a growing national security platform with space superiority, directed energy, missile defense, C4ISR, cyber and intelligence capabilities. The acquisition of DDES is aimed at solidifying BlueHalo’s position as a market leader in high-end space systems.
DDES has vast experience in developing radiation-hardened, space-qualified systems and has nurtured a reputation of excellence for clients who rely on DDES’ high-reliability, high-performance systems.
The company has supported over 250 on-orbit systems and its track record will add to BlueHalo’s reputation as a trusted producer of space-qualified systems for the most challenging missions.
Steve Kephart, Glenn Lommasson, Tim Canales and Rick Ranger, co-founders of DDES, jointly commented, “BlueHalo presents a focused, modern, energetic, and expanding organization engaged in the ultra-demanding space and defense sector.”
“DDES compliments BlueHalo’s existing capabilities with unique and proven development and manufacturing expertise, and we are eager to join BlueHalo to take on a larger scope of challenges,” added Kephart, Lommasson, Canales and Ranger.