With the recent acquisition of Verus Technology Group, BlueHalo has added to its arsenal of capabilities for defending against unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
Verus was founded in 2014 as a developer of technologies to counter unmanned aerial systems. According to the company, radio frequency (RF) and digital signal processing are used in counter-UAS products such as SkyView, which provides passive RF-based detection, identification, tracking, and telemetry extraction of small unmanned aircraft systems. SkyView has military applications and can be used to defend critical commercial infrastructure. It is available in both fixed-site and mobile configurations.
BlueHalo’s acquisition of Verus complements the company’s artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled, RF-based Titan c-UAS solution, as well as its Locust directed energy c-UAS solution and ARGUS Perimeter Security system.
The United States Defense Department, intelligence agencies, the Marine Corps, and the United States Special Operations Command all use Verus products. They also offer technology to international civil and commercial clients.
BlueHalo Chief Executive Jonathan Moneymaker said, “Verus has consistently demonstrated their ability to deliver critical, innovative c-UAS solutions to the most demanding customers across the DoD, IC, and civilian markets.
SkyView and the team’s proven ability to innovate at mission speed, combined with BlueHalo’s Titan system, positions BlueHalo as the market’s leading c-UAS provider. We are very excited to integrate Verus into BlueHalo and provide an integrated, superior set of solutions that will provide a protective ring around our customers as we seek to mitigate the ongoing c-UAS threat.
Drone technology continues to proliferate, according to David Wodlinger, Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, allowing bad actors to acquire greater capability at a lower cost. The United States, and the rest of the world, are still not adequately prepared for the threat that drones pose to critical infrastructure and national security.
Verus’ CEO and Founder, John Abbey, stated that joining BlueHalo will enable the company to provide an expanded set of capabilities and resources to new and existing customers.
According to Henry Albers, a Vice President at Arlington Capital Partners, which served as the acquisition’s financial advisor, BlueHalo had been following Verus for years prior to the purchase.
The Company has emerged as the clear market leader in passive RF detect solutions for c-UAS, Albers said. “We believe the Company is well positioned to continue its impressive growth trajectory with access to BlueHalo’s extensive corporate infrastructure and resources.