General Dynamics Acquires Kylmar

23.06.2010 Joint Ventures

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General Dynamics UK acquired the privately owned British electro-optical systems supplier Kylmar. The value of the cash deal was not revealed.
The acquisition will give General Dynamics a further penetration into the growing security, resilience, and related force protection markets, as well as boost its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities.
Kylmar has been supplying the British military, intelligence and special forces for counterterrorism applications for almost 20 years.
Sandy Wilson, General Dynamics UK President and Managing Director, said the acquisition would "strengthen the company's C4ISTAR offerings in a wide range of areas and will enable it to expand the breadth of products and services it provides to existing and new customers alike."
The two companies already work together. At last week's Eurosatory Exhibition in Paris, a Kylmar sensor package was included in a containerized, rapidly deployable, persistent surveillance system known as ISOPS, launched by General Dynamics UK.
An earlier version of ISOPS has been delivered to British forces in Afghanistan for base protection duties.

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