BlueHalo Acquires Eqlipse Technologies to Form Defense Technology Powerhouse

BlueHalo, known for its contributions to airspace intelligence, security, and defense, announced its acquisition of Eqlipse Technologies, a company specializing in cyber, electronic warfare, and advanced R&D. This partnership, aimed to be finalized in Q1 2024, is poised to create a leading global defense technology entity, focusing on areas crucial to the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC), including space, counter-unmanned autonomous systems, electronic warfare, cyber, and artificial intelligence.

With a combined workforce of approximately 2,400 employees across 11 states and an annual revenue nearing $1 billion, the merger is set to enhance BlueHalo’s capabilities and expand its product and solution offerings in the C-UAS market. Jonathan Moneymaker, CEO of BlueHalo, is slated to lead the combined company post-transaction.

Since its inception in 2019, BlueHalo has positioned itself as a primary contractor for the DoD and IC, securing major contracts such as the Space Force’s $1.4B Satellite Communication Augmentation Resource (SCAR) program. BlueHalo has also achieved milestones in High Energy Laser Counter-Unmanned Autonomous Systems (C-UAS) and Radio Frequency (RF) C-UAS, delivering its 1,000th system in the previous year.

Eqlipse brings to the table a portfolio of solutions that deliver industry-leading capabilities in cyber and signals intelligence (SIGINT) engineering, Electronic Warfare (EW), digital operations, identity management, and cutting-edge R&D. This acquisition is expected to enhance BlueHalo’s offerings by incorporating world-class EW products, expanding its cyber franchise, and augmenting its suite of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) offerings.

The completion of this transaction will see BlueHalo holding nearly 90 patents, employing over 200 PhDs, and offering 20 product lines across four key mission areas: Space, C-UAS & Autonomous Systems, Cyber & EW, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). The company will maintain its headquarters in Arlington, VA, continuing its commitment to driving technological advancements in the defense sector.

Both BlueHalo and Eqlipse are portfolio companies of Arlington Capital Partners, a private investment firm that specializes in government-regulated industries. This strategic combination is anticipated to significantly accelerate the development of new technologies for defense and intelligence customers, establishing the combined entity as a premier defense technology platform in the industry.