BlueHalo, a provider of advanced engineering solutions and technology to the national security community, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Design and Development Engineering Services Corporation.
Based in Albuquerque, DDES designs and manufactures space-qualified electronic systems for Class-A spacecraft serving demanding missions in austere environments across military and national security applications.
“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,” said BlueHalo CEO Jonathan Moneymaker.
The cultural alignment between the two companies “will continue to attract the nation’s top talent as we remain focused on missions critical to national security,” Moneymaker said. “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.”
DDES has decades of experience developing radiation-hardened, space-qualified systems, while BlueHalo is a rapidly expanding national security platform with capabilities spanning space superiority, directed energy, missile defense, C4ISR, cyber and intelligence.
The acquisition adds to BlueHalo’s existing capabilities in space-qualified hardware, laser communications systems and directed energy.