BlueHalo purchases software-defined radio maker / Baac3nes

The Arlington Capital Partners-backed company adds to its library of defense technology products.

BlueHalo has acquired a maker of software-defined radios for use in environments that otherwise do not allow for connectivity or have other characteristics of harshness.

Founded in 2018, Ipsolon designs its radios as ultra-small form factor products to allow for more freedom of movement across land and air.

Terms of the transaction announced Wednesday were not disclosed, while Ipsolon's co-founder and chief executive John Shanton will join the BlueHalo leadership team.

Ipsolon calls its flagship products Cerberus and Chameleon, the latter of which is built with processing and multi-antenna functionality in a single module. The company touts its customer base as including the Navy and Air Force, among others across the Defense Department.

BlueHalo already deploys Ipsolon's radios in several products and plans to further accelerate that integration across the defense technology integrator's entire portfolio.

"As SDRs continue to become more critical and ubiquitous in the development of next generation technology across the full portfolio of BlueHalo's products, Ipsolon stood out as a perfect fit to further accelerate our mission and create efficiencies for our customers, deliver rapid capabilities, and facilitate increased creativity by having in-house SDR capabilities," BlueHalo's chief executive Jonathan Moneymaker said in a release.

BlueHalo is owned by the private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners, which has supported several acquisitions for the company since first standing it up in 2020.