HII acquires unmanned systems business
Huntington Ingalls Industries buys Spatial Integrated Systems' autonomy business
Newport News-based Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced Monday it has acquired Virginia Beach-based Spatial Integrated Systems Inc.’s (SIS) autonomy business.
Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but the acquisition expands HII’s unmanned systems capabilities, according to a company statement. Approximately 50 SIS employees will join unmanned systems business group in HII’s Technical Solutions division.
“2020 was a significant year for HII in the unmanned systems industry, and this acquisition is the perfect complement to our existing portfolio and strategic partnerships,” Andy Green, HII executive vice president and technical solutions president, said in a statement.
SIS has worked on developing air-, land- and sea-based unmanned systems solutions for the Department of Defense.
SIS President and Chief Operating Officer Sam Lewis will lead the company’s unmanned service vehicles efforts.
HII is the nation’s largest military shipbuilding company, employing more than 42,000 people worldwide.