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last updated 05-Jun-2021

In this directory/list you find companies at the intersection of hardware and software development –some firms are closer to either side of this spectrum while some other, as systems integrators, are right in the middle. This directory focuses on bespoke, distinctive and niche businesses. While it can be argued that to some extent many of the large firms listed in our Aerospace, Defense & Outsourcing Corporations section cover this area, we want to emphasize here not the overly generic but the cutting-edge of the generically specific.

H&S  A - J
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AeroVironment Inc

Whether they are warfighters searching for an enemy, border patrol agents searching for people in need of assistance, or telecom providers linking millions to the digital economy, our customers choose AeroVironment because our systems generate actionable intelligence reliably. We focus on Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (e.g. VAPOR helicopter), Tactical Missile Systems (e.g. Switchblade), and High-altitude Pseudo-Satellite (e.g. Sunglider). [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Alion Science and Technology Corporation

With roots going as far back as 1936, in December via an employees purchased the modern Alion Science and Technolog was born. The company focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Solutions, Electronic Warfare, ISR Technology, LVC Solutions and Weapons Platforms. Their products include Commercial Spectrum Hardware Solutions, CounterMeasures (a proven risk analysis solution), and FortisAI (a modern data analytics system architecture employing both natural language processing (NLP) and other machine learning capability to perform a wide range of mission support functions),. They see their first responsibility is to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. [Information retrieved from the company's website in May 2021]:


Anduril Industries

At the core of all our products is Lattice, an AI software backbone that uses sensor fusion, machine learning, and mesh networking to integrate real-time data from Anduril hardware and third-party systems into a single, autonomous operating picture that includes the development of the Ghost 4 (an autonomous VTOL sUAS ), Anvil (the kinetic element of our end-to-end cUAS ), and Sentry towers equipped with the latest sensor and networking technology . Our clients include the Royal marines, the U.S. Marines, the U.S. Northern Command, and U.S. CBP. [Information retrieved from the company's website in May 2021]:


Anteon Corporation

General Dynamics completed its acquisition of Anteon on June 8, 2006. Anteon was combined with the General Dynamics Network Systems business unit to form a new organization known as General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) - Listing preserved for research purposes.

Anteon is a leading systems integration company that provides mission, operational and IT enterprise support to the U.S. government. We design, integrate, maintain, and upgrade systems for national defense, intelligence, emergency response, infrastructure and other high-priority government missions. We support all military services within the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and nearly all cabinet-level agencies, as well as numerous other Civilian and National Intelligence agencies. [Information retrieved from the company's website in February 2006]:


CACI International Inc

A $5.7 billion company founded in 1962, CACI is at the forefront of developing and integrating capabilities across all domains and across the electromagnetic spectrum, enabling operational and informational advantage via their core service segments: Business Systems & BPS: C4ISR & Cyber, Engineering Services, Enterprise IT, and Mission Support. The company offer a broad spectrum of services including Electronic Warfare, SkyTracker® Technology Suite, Agile Solution Factor, Network Modeling and Simulation, Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning, Secure Cloud Solutions, SteelBoxT, Robotic Process Automation, and Integrated Solutions Center. [Information retrieved from the company's website in October 2020]:


Chemring Group PLC

Chemring aims at protecting people, platforms, missions and information against constantly-changing threats by focusing on two areas. 1) Sensors & Information: Electronic warfare (e.g. tactical mounted and dismounted system) , Chemical and Biological Detection (e.g. systems integrator of advanced point and stand-off chemical threat detection systems ), Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Innovation, Technology, and Data Science. 2) Countermeasures & Energetics: Chemring is a leader in the design, development and manufacture of advanced expendable countermeasures and countermeasure suites for protecting air, sea and land platforms against the growing threat of guided missiles. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES)

CAES provides a number of mission-critical and specialized solutions for harsh environments - on land, at sea, in the air, and in space. These solutions include RF, microwave and millimeter wave microelectronic technologies. Our product portfolio is uniquely designed to solve our customers' design challenges including: Antennas and apertures, Transmit/receive modules, Digital receivers and exciters, Frequency converters, synthesizers and pre-selectors, Switch matrices, Integrated microwave assemblies, Waveguides, Cables, and Rotary joints and motion control solutions. Information retrieved from the company's website in October 2020]:


Danimex Communication A/S

Danimex is a major global distributor of radio communication solutions and equipment that specialises in two-way radio solutions and complete ready-to-use communication systems, for example: Network/ system design , Coverage study , System configuration , Site survey , FAT & SAF testing , Onsite installation and supervision , and After sales support . They do business with humanitarian organizations, NGO's, defence, security and government organisations as well as modern industry. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


DXC Technology Company

DXC Technology helps their customers across the entire Enterprise Technology Stack with differentiated industry solutions: modernizing IT, optimizing data architectures, and making everything secure, scalable and orchestrated across public, private and hybrid clouds. DXC Aerospace & Defense solutions help the world's largest aerospace manufacturing companies increase output, ensure better quality and improve on-time delivery via Services & Solutions, Digital Thread, Digital Twin, Smart Factory, and Digital Workplace for Aerospace & Defense. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Elbit Systems Ltd

We develop and supply a broad portfolio of airborne, land and naval systems and products for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and manufacture and assemble our systems and products. Our major activities include military aircraft and helicopter systems; commercial aviation systems and aerostructures; unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned surface vessels; electro-optic, night vision and and countermeasures systems; land vehicle systems; munitions; command, control, communications, computer,intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and cyber systems; AND electronic warfare and signal intelligence systems. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


Exelis Inc.

In May 2015 Harris Corporation completed the acquisition of Exelis Inc. - Listing preserved for research purposes.

Evolving from ITT Corporation, Exelis became a publicly traded company in October 2011. The company's core businesses are Aerostructures, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Systems, Information Systems, Mission Systems, Night Vision and Communications Solutions. The company's capabilities centre upon C4ISR Electronics & Systems and Information & Technical Services. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2014]:


Force Protection Inc

The company was acquired by General Dynamics in November 2011 - Listing preserved for research purposes.

Formed in 1997, at Force Protection they design, manufacture, test, deliver, and support blast- and mine-protected vehicles around the world, as well as being at the forefront of blast technology and counter improvised explosive device (IED) research. The company is well known for its Buffalo (the most advanced mine resistant vehicle in the world), Cheetah (high protection in a small vehicle ideal for reconnaissance), Cougar (a family of medium mine-protected vehicles) and Ocelot (V-shaped hull blast-protection with modular flexibility) brands of armored vehicles and their use is conflict fields such as Afghanistan and Iraq. [Information retrieved from the company's website in July 2010]:


General Dynamics Information Technology Inc (GDIT)

We help civilian, defense, homeland security, and intelligence agencies take control of change and adapt to adversity in an uncertain world. We work with the U.S. Department of Defense to keep our nation and our allies always one step ahead. Combining proven strategies and technology innovations, we streamline, connect, and secure even the most complex and critical teams. From technology transformations and IT services to training projects that prepare our forces for the unknown. We are on the ground, behind the scenes, and beside the people that protect us-delivering every time. Information retrieved from the company's website in October 2020]:


Inmarsat Group Holdings Ltd / Inmarsat Inc

Inmarsat was set up by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 1979 to provide a satellite communications network that would protect the lives of mariners anywhere at sea. Today, we provide governments, commercial enterprises and humanitarian organisations with mission-critical voice and high-speed data communications on land, at sea and in the air. Our customers range from governments and aid agencies to ship owners and airlines. [Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2020]:


I.T.L. Optronics Ltd / ITL Defence & Security / ITL Group

The company was acquired by Elbit Systems in 2011 - Listing preserved for research purposes.

Founded in 1973 and a member of the Mikal Group, ITL is a globally-recognized multi-disciplinary Defense Systems Group specializing in advanced solutions for land-based military and civilian defense and security integrating day/night target observation and acquisition capabilities alongside centralized, networked command and control. The company capitalizes on its close, ongoing cooperation with military, para-military and security forces around the world to respond to evolving operational demands and is divided into two strategic business units: Electro-Optics Products Division and Systems Division.[Information retrieved from the company's website in September 2008]:



This is a sample list and not an exhaustive resource. While some of the entities listed above are key players and/or have been discussed in the debate on the topic, some other are emerging entities or have been incorporated into the list by request. This is a professional resource and we are simply trying to help you find the company and/or service you were looking for, be that for research or business purposes. For further information on a particular company, service, or unit, please contact the respective source.

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