ARA acquires SI2 Technologies

On September 13, Laurel, MD-based Antenna Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) announced it has finalized the acquisition of SI2 Technologies. The newly acquired company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of ARA and will be known as SI2 Technologies, an ARA company. SI2 Technologies, will remain at its Billerica, MA location, collaborating with ARA across various locations in the US in Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire and Europe.

Logen Thiran, president and CEO of ARA, said the transaction will enable the company to establish a product development focused Technology Innovation Center that pursues innovation across the DoD and commercial market priorities, and leverages knowledge to deliver advanced technology solutions.

“SI2 Technologies is well-known for its ability to innovate and has an impressive signal mitigation and antenna systems portfolio including Active Electronic Steered Arrays (AESA), additive manufactured, and low-profile low-vis conformal antenna solutions,” noted Thiran. “Combining ARA’s manufacturing expertise with SI2’s product development focus is a win for our customers and our two companies, enabling ARA to provide holistic, advanced Communications Solutions for our customers worldwide with particular focus in C5ISR market in the US.”

SI2 Technologies, founded in 2003, is a leading designer and manufacturer of electromagnetic systems for military, government and commercial platforms constrained for space, weight, and power.

“Our companies are perfectly aligned for this transition,” noted Dr. Joseph Kunze, former CEO of SI2 Technologies, who will serve as ARA’s new chief technology officer and general manager of SI2. “For nearly six decades, ARA had provided versatile antenna systems for a wide array of DoD applications, and we are looking forward to leveraging the IP we’ve developed for nearly 20 years to bring ARA’s product and subsystems offerings to a new level of innovation and excellence.”

Source: ARA

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