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Booz Allen Hamilton to purchase engineering division of ARINC

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Government services firm Booz Allen Hamilton has entered an agreement to purchase the Defense Systems Engineering & Support (DSES) division of Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC for $154 million.

DSES specializes in advanced aviation and maritime engineering, advanced weapons modernization, and advanced systems engineering and integration. The division is well-positioned in the growing command, control, communications, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and engineering services segments for the defense market, according to a statement from Booz Allen.

Booz Allen says the division will complement its existing engineering services and sees opportunities for the division’s capabilities in intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, and international systems sectors.

About 1,000 ARINC employees are expected to join Booz Allen Hamilton, many of which align with Booz Allen’s existing locations. The transaction is expected to close later this year and is subject to closing conditions.

“DSES is a good strategic fit that builds on Booz Allen’s existing engineering capabilities and defense market position and offers opportunities for us to bring deeper and broader expertise to our clients in areas where we see a number of compelling opportunities,” Ralph W. Shrader, Booz Allen’s chairman, CEO, and president said in a statement.

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