Sagewind Capital portfolio company Sigma Defense has acquired technology and engineering firm SOLUTE.

The SOLUTE acquisition widens the portfolio of Sigma Defense by expanding the latter’s current capabilities for command, control, computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C5ISR), joint all-domain command and control (JADC2), and tactical satellite communication (SATCOM) communications.

The companies did not disclose the financial details of the deal.

The new combined company will deliver a set of software-led solutions and services that autonomously link ‘people, systems and information’.

Sigma Defense CEO Matt Jones said: “The acquisition of SOLUTE furthers Sigma Defense’s strategy of delivering a comprehensive suite of products for the JADC2 construct.

“It is another step in helping our DoD customers modernise programmes, by leveraging open-source platform as a service concept to deliver mission critical software enablement for command and control (C2), autonomy and communications.

The two companies together will provide improved capabilities for digital modernisation throughout the Department of Defence.

The combined company will strengthen SOLUTE relationships within the US Navy, especially Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), and Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR). 

SOLUTE CEO John Lyons said: “Sigma Defense aligns perfectly with the mission, capabilities, and people of SOLUTE.

“Both organisations have a pedigree of delivering digital modernisation for the DoD. Sigma Defense’s focus on hardware-led solutions, combined with SOLUTE’s software-led approach, creates a powerful company that has the ability to deliver impeccable results for our DoD customers.”

SOLUTE specialises in system modernisation, witha primary focus on cyber security, cloud architectures, software engineering, and development security operations (DevSecOps) for the US DoD.

The technology and engineering firm’s DevSecOps programmes include Black Pearl, which provides a ‘shared development environment and platform’.

Last year, the US DoD awarded two research contracts to assess the use of 5G networks on the battlespace.