Herndon-based Peraton acquires mobile robot subsidiary
Remotec Inc. becomes Peraton Remotec
Herndon-based national security contractor Peraton Inc. announced Thursday it has acquired Remotec Inc. through its $3.4 billion cash purchase of Northrop Grumman’s integrated mission support and IT solutions business in February.
Now branded as Peraton Remotec, the Tennessee-based subsidiary is a global leader in mobile robot systems for hazardous duty operations. Peraton also announced the launch of the Andros Spartan Unmanned Ground Vehicle System, its new robot that can handle possibly hazardous materials, such as bombs, for military and law enforcement clients.
“Peraton Remotec’s industry-leading track record in unmanned ground vehicles complements Peraton’s 25 years of experience serving government customers operating in the unmanned surface, underwater and ground domains,” John Coleman, Peraton’s president of global defense and security, said in a statement. “We look forward to building on the synergies to meet future unmanned system needs while continuing to innovate on behalf of our loyal customers in the military, law enforcement and the broader first responder community.”
Along with the purchase of the Northrop Grumman business unit, Peraton has acquired Chantilly-based federal contractor Perspecta Inc. for $7.1 billion.
In 2017, the former government services business Harris Corp. became Peraton after it was acquired by Veritas Capital. Peraton, through the U.S. federal contracts, provides systems development and mission capability integration.