BlueHalo continues to beef up its stable of capabilities that defend against uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) with the recent acquisition of Verus Technology Group.
Verus, a developer of technologies to counter unmanned aerial systems, was founded in 2014. The company uses radio frequency (RF) and digital signal processing in counter-UAS products like SkyView, which provides passive RF-based detection, identification, tracking and telemetry extraction of small unmanned aircraft systems, according to the company. Available in both fixed-site and mobile configurations, SkyView has military applications and can be used to defend critical commercial infrastructure.
Buying Verus adds to BlueHalo’s artificial intelligence and machine learning-enabled, RF-based Titan c-UAS solution, as well as the company’s Locust directed energy c-UAS solution and ARGUS Perimeter Security system.
Verus products are in use by the U.S. Defense Department, intelligence agencies, the Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command. They also provide technologies to international civil and commercial customers.
“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,” said BlueHalo Chief Executive Jonathan Moneymaker.
“Combining SkyView and the team’s proven ability to innovate at mission speed alongside BlueHalo’s Titan system positions BlueHalo as the #1 c-UAS provider in the market. We are incredibly excited to bring Verus into BlueHalo and provide an integrated, superior set of solutions offering a protective ring around our customers as we seek to neutralize the ongoing c-UAS threat.”
David Wodlinger, a Managing Partner at Arlington Capital Partners, said “Drone technology continues to proliferate, allowing bad actors to acquire greater capability at a lower cost. The U.S., and the world more broadly, are not yet adequately prepared for the threat that drones pose to our critical infrastructure and national security. Within BlueHalo, we plan to invest an increasing amount of resources into bringing to market the best c-UAS solutions to address these emerging threats.”
John Abbey, CEO and Founder of Verus, said joining BlueHalo will allow the company to deliver an expanded set of capabilities and resources to new and existing customers.
Henry Albers, a Vice President at Arlington Capital Partners, which acted as a financial advisor for the acquisition deal, said BlueHalo was tracking Verus for years before the purchase.
“The Company has developed into the clear leader for passive RF detect solutions in the c-UAS market,” Albers said. “With access to BlueHalo’s extensive corporate infrastructure and resources, we believe the Company is well positioned to continue its impressive growth trajectory.”