US defence company General Atomics (GA) has announced the acquisition of software engineering and data analytics company Commonwealth Computer Research (CCRi).

The transaction value was undisclosed.

General Atomics CEO, president and chairman Neal Blue said: “The inclusion of CCRi within the GA group will accelerate the delivery of actionable intelligence through the dynamic conversion of data to knowledge.

“CCRi will continue to serve defence and intelligence communities while contributing to GA systems and strategic objectives.”

CCRi People Operations and Brand Strategy director Julia Farill said that the company will remain and continue to grow in Charlottesville, Virginia.

CCRi said that it will maintain its office in the Charlottesville city.

Founded in 1989, CCRi provides custom software development and information engineering solutions, as well as real time and global situational awareness to government and private industry customers.

CCRi designs and implements ‘scalable big data solutions’, which are intended to rapidly create activity-based intelligence and information dominance for multi-domain operations.

GA and affiliated companies operate across five continents and include General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI).

GA-ASI produces a series of unmanned aircraft and provides electro-optical, radar, signals intelligence, as well as automated airborne surveillance systems.

In January this year, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) received a contract modification from the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Armaments Center (DEVCOM AC) to support further development and maturation of hypersonic projectiles.