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Applied Technology Associates

Value Not Disclosed 10/30/2020 Aerospace & Defense Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On October 30, 2020, A-Tech Corporation, d.b.a. Applied Technology Associates (“ATA”) was acquired by AEgis Technologies, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, and joined the formation of BlueHalo
  • Applied Technology Associates is a leading provider of advanced engineering solutions and technology to the national security community
  • Anthony (Tony) Tenorio, ATA’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Since its founding in 1975, ATA has attracted some of the best and brightest industry professionals, and through their combined talents, has been a leader in precision sensors, electro-optical systems, laser communications, and advanced research and development solutions. I am incredibly proud that ATA is joining forces with BlueHalo to continue driving forward a culture of innovation and building a legacy of successful applied science in ground to space solutions. This business combination will provide expanded career opportunities for our employees and benefit the broader Albuquerque community from additional economic expansion."
  • Terms of the transaction were not disclosed

About the company

Applied Technology Associates

ATA develops products and provides research and development and systems engineering services in support of space superiority, directed energy, and advanced space technologies such as laser communications. The Company addresses critical national security and global technology challenges via its space-based communications, detection and interception systems, space situational awareness, R&D and technical engineering support services, and high-performance products focus areas. ATA has developed substantial IP over its history in the domains of precision optical sensors and laser communications and has 100+ SBIR programs completed or underway. The Company is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, with additional offices in Colorado Springs, CO, Huntsville, AL, and Chantilly, VA.


BlueHalo, an Arlington Capital Partners portfolio company, is purpose-built to provide industry leading capabilities in the domains of Space Superiority and Directed Energy, Missile Defense and C4ISR, and Cyber and Intelligence. BlueHalo focuses on inspired engineering to develop, transition, and field next generation capabilities to solve the most complex challenges of our customer’s critical missions and reestablish our national security posture in the near-peer contested arena. BlueHalo was formed through the combination of ATA with AEgis Technologies, including its previously integrated acquisitions Excivity and EMRC Heli, and Brilligent Solutions.

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